ISLAMABAD, Apr 10 (APP):Under the Prime Minister’s campaign of “Clean & Green Pakistan” the SMEC Oil & Gas in collaboration with Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) Wednesday organized a “clean up activity of Pirsohawa Road viewpoints, Margala hills Islamabad.
The event was attended by around 150 volunteers from all walks of life, including families, students, employees of various private companies & IWMB forest guards. The participants cleaned the viewpoints in about 2 hours’ time.
The chief guest of the event was “ Secretary Environment” Mr Hassan Nasir Jamy.
Islamabad is blessed with the beautiful surroundings. The Margalla Hills National Park is the hallmark of its beauty. There are many viewpoints established on the Pirsohawa Road from where one can witness breathtaking views of twin cities. Unfortunately, due to apathy of visitors the viewpoints have become littering grounds.
People bring plastic bags full of consumables and leave behind plastic shoppers, food, drink containers, bottles and other non-biodegradable materials. The litter is not only an eye sore and a blot on the reputation of one of the most beautiful capitals of the world, it also presents an immediate danger to natural environment of the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP).