ABBOTTABAD: Female Students of COMSATS University, Abbottabad campus in collaboration with Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) have launched a cleanliness drive on the highest spot in Galiyat called Mushkpuri which is 9,200ft above sea level.
Large quantity garbage left over by the visiting tourists was picked up by the students who were provided special garbage bags by the GDA. One of the best and beautiful picnic spots in Galiyat which was at times referred to as paradise on earth, was completely littered, until it was cleaned by the students of COMSATS.
COMSATS Adventure Club President Usman Shezad and GDA representative Ahsan Hameed had divided the area in blocks and a competition for lifting garbage was held, for which the students were told that they would receive prizes and certificates, especially for those who showed extra effort and interest in cleaning the area.
Student and officials of the GDA have requested the visiting tourists not to throw remains of their food and other belongings in the area and to use the special bags.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th, 2018.
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