MIRPUR (AJK) -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan Thursday directed authorities concerned to double their efforts to make the state a clean, pollution free and attractive place for the residents as well as visitors.
He was addressing the special meeting of the administrators and chief officers of all the civic bodies of the state in the State's metropolis.
Raja Farooq Haider further directed the cities, town committees and district councils to work round the clock in their respective localities for turning state into a clean and pollution free till June this year.
'Special measures should be taken for the cleanliness and beautification of all entry-points and tourists spots in the state with strict action against those polluting the natural environment and throwing trash openly in scenic areas. Moreover, use of plastic bags in the state should also be banned', Haider directed.
The prime minister promised hundred percent increase in the budget of those district councils, municipal corporations and town committees that remain successful in maintaining proper cleanliness in their respective areas.
He also directed immediate start on solid waste management project and said that these projects were already delayed.