Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Herat govt enforces strict cleanliness rule

Herat govt enforces strict cleanliness rule

Sep 12, 2011 - 16:26

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): The government warned on Monday of fining and jailing those dirtying the western Herat City, inhabited by a million people.

Gul Ahmad Ramesh, head of the attorney office, told Pajhwok Afghan News a new city cleanliness rule would take effect after an awareness campaign about implications of pollution.

"A draft law, based on Articles 505, 506, 508, 520of Afghanistaninfo-icon's penal code of 1976, was approved at a recent provincial administration meeting," he said.

Article 506 states anyone throwing dirty water, garbage and harmful things on roads, in courts and parks are to be imprisoned for 15 days or fined 500 afs, Ramesh said.

Under Article 250, those ignoring government rules can entail three months imprisonment and a fine of up to 3,000 afs. Copies of Article 506 have been distributed to 20,000 locals as part of the awareness drive.

Abdul Qayum Afghan, the provincial environmentinfo-icon protection agency chief, said a body, with members from the municipality, justice department, communication and police, had been assigned to enforce the law.

Prayer leaders and local council heads had also been entrusted with promoting public awareness, Afghan said. Violators of the rule will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Pleased with the measure, something unprecedented in Afghanistan, Hafizullah, 34, said: "The mayor is seriously pursuing cleanliness of the city."

In addition to fines and imprisonment, he suggested promoting the culture of urbanisation to discipline citizens and keep the city clean.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update