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Sweeping changes: Clean-up drive launched on Margalla

Pakistan Press Foundation
16 Oct 2018, 15:37 GMT+10

October 14, 2018 Environmental Journalism Web Desk

Youth against littering, a new initiative of the Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC), launched its 'Community Litter Pick Campaign' with the clean-up of the Margalla Hills Trail-5. More than fifty environment-loving teenage volunteers from different schools participated in the anti-littering campaign launch, supported by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan).

Speaking on the occasion, the Devcom-Pakistan Director Munir Ahmed said quite unfortunately the visitors to different tourist destinations and treks litter a lot turning the natural places into trash dumps. Even, the markets and roads are flooded with the trash thrown by apathetic citizens. Youth against littering is a new initiative of the IDCLC to promote anti-littering behaviours and practices among the youth. So, the sensitised youth could inspire environment unfriendly citizens to curb their bad practices.

He said the 'Community Litter Pick Campaign' would bring a sensitised group of citizens to create litter awareness and to educate residents of all ages not to litter rather to pick up the litter to keep the cities clean. Increasing litter consciousness will encourage proper garbage disposal and reduce the amount of litter found in our cities.

The IDCLC president Leo Haares Munir said the new campaign of his team would promote the vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to keep the country clean and green. Launching of our campaign simultaneously with the federal government is quite symbolic of the youth's solidarity with the government initiative.

Haares Munir said the campaign leaders Asad Irfan and Sadaf Aamer have clear vision to smoothly run the campaign in the days to come.

The Express Tribune

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