LAHORE  -  Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal said on Saturday those, who ruled over Punjab for ten years continuously, did nothing for development of Punjab and prosperity of people.

Addressing the chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors of various union councils here, he added that resources were wasted on such projects that provided no relief to people.

Former rulers looted the public money in the name of development projects, he said, asserting that in new Pakistan, no one would dare to plunder the hard earning of the poor.

The minister said that clean environment played a pivotal role in establishing healthy society and "We will provide clean atmosphere to people." Green and clean Punjab programme had been initiated and under this programme, people would be provided clean and neat atmosphere, he maintained. He said, the present government would give such an effective local government system which would help resolve people's problems at their doorsteps. Good results could only be achieved from Green and Clean Punjab Programme with the cooperation of people, and "When we will work with an approach for the welfare of the society than the situation will be improved," he added. Announcing two weeks as cleanliness, the minister said that he would personally monitor the implementation of the cleanliness programme in his constituency. He also appointed focal persons in every union council for implementing this programme.

He said cleanliness system would also be improved in slums. Doable proposals were given by the representatives of local government regarding cleanliness programme.

On this occaion, Solid Waste Management Company Managing Director said that people could contact on helpline 1139 for the situation of cleanliness.