Amin Aslam, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change introduced the ‘Urban Slums COVID-19 Response Program’ as a team with the UN-Habitat.
Urban slums response program is a joint effort of Shehersaaz, National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC), Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Trust (AHKMT), Aman, and Rawalpindi Waste Management Company.
The program is designed to react to developing vulnerabilities of the urban settlements to COVID-19, was made during a gathering held at the Ministry of Climate Change, led by Malik Amin Aslam.
Adressing to the gathering, the guide clarified that the task had been imagined because of the need featured by the executive for securing the lives and employments of the most powerless sections of the general public living in urban ghettos zones.
The general target of the program was to forestall the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in urban ghettos and enabling nearby networks to relieve the financial effect of the infection, he included.
Among others, the gathering was attended to by the Secretary Ministry of Climate Change, agents of UN-Habitat, National Cleaner Production Center, Shehrsaaz and other senior authorities of the environmental change service.
UN-Habitat’s Country Manager in Pakistan, Jawed Ali Khan advised the gathering, saying that based on the exercises gained from this pilot task would be propelled on a full scale in a joint effort with bureaucratic and provincial governments and different partners.
The UN-Habitat would look for participation from the intrigued bureaucratic and provincial governments, UN Agencies and benefactors to hold turns in actualizing the PCUSRP at the nation level, he included.
The gathering was additionally informed that the program was being started in Dhok Hassu and Dhok Mangtal zones of Rawalpindi, focusing on 50,000 slum community individuals.