Cleanliness drive in Galiyat region in full swing

WEB DESK: The ongoing cleanliness drive in the scenic Galiyat region is in full-swing as several areas have been cleared of garbage and trash, which are now giving a beautiful look to the residents and tourists.

The participants, including local residents and politicians, tourists, students and civil society members, have until now cleaned Nathiagali-Changlagali Road, Nathiagali town and Dungagali Township. The workers of the Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) have placed dustbins and drums at different areas where the garbage is being collected and subsequently lifted by the sanitation staff.

The week-long cleanliness campaign was kicked off on the directive of Secretary Sports, Tourism, Culture, Archaeology, Museums & Youth Affairs Department / Director General GDA Muhammad Azam Khan on August 21 last, which will be continued till 28th.

“I really appreciate the efforts of a large number of residents of the area, civil society members, local politicians and students who have joined hands with the GDA to make this cleanliness drive a success,” Azam Khan, said while talking to the media at Galiyat.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), a nongovernmental organisation, has also sent a letter of appreciation to the director GDA and commended the ongoing cleanliness campaign in Galiyat. The WWF, which is quite active in Galiyat since years, has also assured the GDA to extend support in this cleanliness drive.

GDA Director Administration Raza Habib said that this was not a onetime activity but it would be made a regular practice to keep the environment neat and clean in the scenic Galiyat region. The aim of the new management of GDA is to make long-term strategies to achieve the desired goals, he said.

The second phase of this activity is to hire new staff for sanitation work and daily 1 km area will be cleaned. It also includes the launching of an awareness campaign for the local residents and tourists to sensitise them about the cleanliness.

Source: Business Recorder