Islamabad - In an effort to make the city more environment-friendly, Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) will address the complaints of capital’s residents related to civic amenities including sanitation, street lights, parks and playgrounds, water supply etc during “Clean and Green Islamabad” campaign.

Islamabad is the first city of Pakistan to sign the United Nation Green Charter Programme.

“Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) is committed to implement the Green Charter Programme of the United Nations with the cooperation of the residents to make the city more beautiful, green and environment friendly,” said Mayor Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz during a ceremony held here at G-8 Markaz. On the occasion, officers of MCI and CDA, Chairmen Union Councils and other elected representatives, children from various schools, representatives of traders unions and a large number of residents were present.

Addressing the participants, the Mayor said that civic facilities had previously only been provided to the posh sectors of the city, while low income areas had been a picture of neglect. He added that  MCI has achieved a milestone this time by launching the “Clean and Green Islamabad” campaign from the oldest Sector of Islamabad; G-6. Adding that three days will be given to cleaning each sector of Islamabad, the Mayor informed that the drive has been completed in Sector G-6 and G-7, and started in Sector G-8. All officers of concerned formations will remain present in the camp office and address the complaints of the residents on the spot.

Meanwhile, the Mayor has also said that MCI is fully co-operating with other organizations in the fight against diabetes. By constructing more parks, grounds and open spaces as well as providing state-of-the-art recreational facilities to the residents, MCI aims to play an important role in helping curtail the fast spreading disease.

He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony held on Tuesday at F-9 Park on World Diabetic Day. The ceremony was organized in collaboration with The Diabetic Centre and was attended by dietarians, health and fitness specialists and people from different walks of life. A walk was also organized aimed to make people aware of the hazards of this fast spreading disease.

During a tree plantation ceremony held at Argentina Park, the Mayor said that a number of new plant species were being added to make the park greener. On this occasion Ivan Ivanissevich Ambassador of Argentine said that the park was constructed in 1973 as token of friendship between the two countries.