ABBOTTABAD: While town halls (Khulli Kutchery) are often used to listen to and resolve complaints of the public, in Abbottabad one such town hall was used by officials to spread awareness about cleanliness and to plant trees.
The Galiyat Development Authority on Friday held a khulli kutchery in the Galiyat region to create awareness amongst residents on cleanliness, tree plantation, and to replace plastic bags with bio-degradable bags to enhance the beauty of the region while preserving the environment.
GDA Director General Kuneez Sughra led the Khulli Kutchery in which local women, tourists and members of the local administration participated.
Clean-green drive: GDA starts cleanliness drive with awareness walk
Sughra informed the participants about the cleanliness competition and the “Go Green Galiyat Plantation Project” in which more than 10,000 trees were planted in the Galiyat region during a week-long campaign.
GDA officials also distributed bio-degradable bags amongst residents, shopkeepers and tourists to reduce the hazards of environmental pollution caused by plastic bags.
Sughra further said that the GDA will organise an art and wall-painting competition between students of different schools, colleges and universities.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 28th, 2018.