The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has launched a cleanliness campaign in the capital to protect its environment, starting from Margalla Hills National Park.
Students from government schools, Headstart School System and SOS Village will take part in the campaign, which was inaugurated by CDA’s member environment Kazim Niaz on Monday at trail 5. Niaz was accompanied by students, teachers and environmentalists.
Niaz said the CDA has planned different activities in collaboration with public and private schools, environment non-government organizations including World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about protecting the capital’s natural beauty.
The campaign also includes an awareness expedition in the Margalla Hills National Park, which is spread over an area of 31,142 acres. It has around 600 plant species, 250 bird varieties, 38 species of mammals and 13 of reptiles.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012.