Islamabad: No municipality of the World can succeed to keep the city clean without cooperation of the residents. The proud residents of the beautiful capital of Pakistan should join hands to make it an exemplary city for cleanliness and green poster.
Says the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, in an open letter to be sent to all residents of the Islamabad with a view to seek their active participation in CDA Anti- litter drive 2011.
He has pleaded that neat and clean environment is a sign of al healthy and civilized societies in the World and we can achieve this goal in case of Islamabad by keeping our houses, streets, sectors and surroundings in clean and tidy condition.
The letter says ‘’ Islamabad is one of the most beautiful cities on the globe developed with a proper planning and aesthetics. We are lucky to be the resident of this beautiful city where not only people across the Pakistan but many of the foreigners wish to abide in. We are proud that we have made the federal capital one of the cleanest city in the country but it is also a reality that no municipality of the world can be successful to keep the city in tidy condition unless and until there is active sense of participation and cooperation from the residents of that city.
Chairman CDA informed the residents that CDA has initiated anti-littering drive – 2011 to thoroughly clean the streets, ravines, green belts, commercial centers and entertainment and recreational places and to inculcate a sense participation and awareness among the residents for maintaining the cleanliness, disposing the litter and junks in an efficient manner.
The letter pleads the residents to keep dustbins at their household and request to dispose off the junk and related waste material in the garbage trolleys of CDA with the help of the sanitary workers. While travelling within the city the people are requested not to throw empty packets of juices, cigarettes beverage bottles on roads rather dump it in car or vans and properly dispose it off in dustbins being a responsible citizen of the federal capital.
The letter calls upon the citizens not to wash their vehicles in the open streets with water pipes and use buckets of water so that water could be saved. Do not put the household drainage and sewerage pipeline in nullah and ravines running close to your houses rather connect it with CDA main drains.
Traders of the city are also requested to properly dispose off the junks of their respective shops and put waste of the shop outside while closing it during the night. Wall-chalking portray ugly picture of the city, so strictly avoid wall-chalking and pasting advertising material on the walls and signboards. Similarly, throwing juice packets and plastic bottles in the open areas in the parks and recreational places causes nuisance and earn a bad name for the residents. In this regard CDA has already installed proper dustbins in these areas for cleanliness purpose as these entertainment and recreational places are the best source of information, education and relaxation.
The Capital Development Authority informs the residents of the city through this open letter that under section 5(29) of CDA Environmental Protection Regulations, 2008, a person or persons would be fined for violating anti-littering law within the Federal Capital, Islamabad, and would be charged with Rs. 50 to Rs.300 fine on the spot.
However, Chairman CDA, Imtiaz Inayat Elahi urges the citizens of Islamabad to be a responsible citizen and cooperate with CDA to keep the city clean of all kinds garbage heap. He has also requested the residents to submit their valuable suggestions and recommendations at Help Line 1334 to help achieve better results and make is campaign a success.
Chairman CDA has requested the citizens to join hands with CDA to make Islamabad one of the cleanest and most green capitals of the world.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 925 2614