Islamabad – The first pakistani green city!

According to the country’s Federal Minister for Environment Syed Wajid
Hussain Bukhari, the plan is being developed in consultations with all
the stakeholders and would enable Pakistan to declare Islamabad as a
green city.

He further said that Islamabad green city action plan, provides for
energy conservation strategies, solid waste reduction and management,
water conservation and quality management, wastewater management
and urban design.
It also provides for air quality management, seasonal fumigation,
maintenance of parks and gardens, enhancement of tree plantation and
grass cover, launching of public awareness campaigns, introduction of
environmentally friendly transport and the introduction of green
journalist awards.

A very good initiative, if i do say so myself. Islamabad Traffic Police became a beacon of hope and a viable solution for the rest of the country (with the Lahore City Traffic Police and hopefully in Karachi soon too), lets hope this new program brings fruit as well. Lets make a pact to ensure we play our part in making Islamabad a green city!

2 Comments so far

  1. Phil (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    If sections of Karachi community show a little interest towards a better motor police, there is no doubt that it can have the type of success in Islamabad.

    The thing that got Motorway Police in Islamabad is the mutual respect that needs to be there plus a little help from the policy makers.

    I can say for sure about the green city thing. I know a lot of people working in the environment field who are working for a cleaner Islamabad in terms of Carbon emissions and trees.

  2. Kashif (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    Well you can’t compare Karachi with ISB as we don’t have planned development like Isloo. Most of the "conservation" related organizations like to work and lobby in Islamabad as its easy to get funds and affiliations in the capital. Ironically, these organizations are silent on environment-threating "development" going under their nose (literally).

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