Better environment is one of basic human rights
and Pakistan Peoples party (PPP) was the only
political party that constituted Ministry of
Environment in Pakistan at a time when India
did not have any such portfolio. Roti, Kapra
aur Makaan are not the only basic issues but
also environment. Drastic changes are needed
to make environment free from pollution so that
children might be saved from being dipped into
sewerage gutters and they should rather enjoy
the rainfall as a blessing. Sindh Assembly Deputy
Speaker, Shehla Raza said on the occasion of
Children Environment day & certificate distribution
ceremony of summer camp 2008 held at hotel Ramada
Plaza on Thursday, organized by National Forum
for Environment & Health (NFEH) in collaboration
with Hotel Ramada Plaza.
pollution is a serious issue and not only
the government but people from every walk
of life should realize their responsibility
to fight pollution and carve a better tomorrow
for next generation.
Shehla Raza said that mushrooming growth of
private clinics and hospitals in 120 Square
yard premises are a major source of pollution
and I strongly condemned their contribution
toward contaminating the environment.
"I myself a victim of these hospitals
when my children were traumatized in a road
accident because these hospitals do not dispose
of their solid waste properly and above all
their role to provide better health facility
is also a big question," said Raza.
of these hospitals do not know how to operate
life-saving equipments. Government would soon
take strict action against them, vowed Raza.
The area where I live is within the jurisdiction
of Cantonment Board but the sanitation situation
is very critical there as all the sewerage
lines are overflowing, filthy mud is everywhere
and sewerage gutters are not covered. Actually,
a selective group of people is ruling the
country for the last 12 years and civic facilities
are contrary to their boastful claims as anyone
is our commitment that we would not leave
the situation unchanged and I assure you that
we would take our children on board to create
awareness among the elders and environment
would be crystal clear soon," Vowed Raza.
Sindh Minister for Human Rights Nadia Gabol,
Sindh Minister for Women Development, Tauqeer
Fatima, NFEH Chairman Dr. Kaiser Waheed, NFEH
president Naeem Qureshi, Zara Shirazi, Gul
Bahao Chairman Nargis Latif, Brig. (Retd.)
Zafar Mehmood, A. Ghaffar Qureshi, and American
School Principal Kausar Amir also addressed.
During the festival children participated
in Craft and Paintings, Swimming Contest,
Tree Plantation, Drawing Competition, Taikowendo,
Fancy Dress Show, Awareness on energy conservation
and environment issues.
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