Punjab government and WWF to fight pollution


A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Punjab government and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Friday for overcoming environmental pollution.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and WWF Director Operations Anwar Naseem signed the document.
Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Special Assistant Manshullah Butt and WWF Corporate Relations Manager Sania Khan were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the Punjab government is determined to provide a clean and healthy environment to the people and that solid measures are being taken for this purpose.
He stated that the government is making sincere efforts to control environmental pollution.
The CM added that the agreement for cooperation signed between the WWF and the Punjab government is a step in the right direction and that the Punjab government will extend its cooperation for the success of the programme.
Anwar Naseem said the Earth Hour programme has been successfully implemented in 1000 cities of 150 countries.
He stated that the programme will prove useful in controlling environmental pollution and providing a clean atmosphere to the citizens.
The chief minister and Anwar Naseem also lit torches occasion to express their resolve to protect the environment.