BOONI: As the government launched its Clean and Green Pakistan programme, environment activist Rehmat Ali Jafar Dost said he was considering suing the PTI government for hijacking his environment initiative and its name without consulting and taking him on board.
Mr Dost told ChitralToday that for years he had actively been working for preservation of environment and worked across Pakistan under his Clean and Green Pakistan campaign.
He carried out the initiative in coordination with civil society activists and schoolchildren from Chitral to Karachi. But Mr Dost has always complained that he never got any government patronage.
He has also been a critic of plantation of alien plants in Chitral terming them a disaster in the making for the local environment. He said instead of backing and appreciating his work, the PTI government hijacked his initiative for which he was considering a legal course.
Meanwhile, the green Pakistan programme was launched in Chitral by the local government and rural development department in coordination with the tehsil municipal administration (TMA) and civil society organizations.
During the campaign, which will continue for two months, garbage accumulating in different parts of the twon and other areas would be removed and disposed of.
Besides cleanliness, campaigns would be launched across Chitral to create awareness among the people about keeping their areas clean and green.