Islamabad -  World Health Organization (WHO) has included Islamabad in the Healthy City Programme and it will play a pivotal role in providing a healthy and friendly atmosphere to the citizen of Islamabad.  Therefore, the implementation of this programme will reflect its importance and benefits which the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) will play a vital role.

These views expressed by the Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz in a high-level meeting held at CDA Headquarter today.

The meeting was attended by the Member Planning and Design / Chief Officer, MCI, Asad Mehboob Kiyani, DG Health Services, DG Environment and Deputy Mayor of MCI, Ch Rifat Javed and representatives of other formations. The mayor constituted a high-level committee for successful completion of Healthy City Programme which will be directly supervised by him. Other Member of the Committee included DG Health Services, DG Civic Management, DG Environment, DG Water Supply, DG Federal Education, Director Municipal Administration, Director Urban Planning, Director Enforcement, and representative of Islamabad Police.

The committee will frame the initial layout plan and its implementation etc. Mayor of Islamabad nominated DG Health Services Dr Hasan Urooj from MCI and Dr Muhammad Aasi from WHO as focal persons so that they may coordinate with the concerned departments for the better results of this programme. Anser Aziz said that the provision of health atmosphere and neat and clean food and water to the citizen of Islamabad are the responsibility of MCI which will be further strengthening by this programme. He further stated that MCI is committed to providing the citizen of Islamabad the facilities of State of the Art, therefore, by this programme provided by WHO in Islamabad will further improve the health facilities because it includes all members of the community.