Deputy Mayor vows to keep Islamabad clean and green


Staff Reporter

Islamabad—With the pledge to keep the Federal Capital clean and green during a campaign, Deputy Mayor of Islamabad Syed Zeshan Naqvi has called upon the youth to carry out such activities twice in a month.
The campaign titled: ‘Clean Today Save Tomorrow’ was organized by SDPI’s Pakistan Youth Climate Network (PYCN) to mark the World Environment Day.
The campaign led by the Deputy Mayor aimed to engage young generation in pro-environment activities and to create awareness among common masses about the importance of healthy and clean environment.
Participants joined the campaign at Trail-5 of Margalla Hills, which is also a popular picnic spot.
The Deputy Mayor thanked the SDPI’s PYCN and the participating students for organizing the campaign and urged them to regularly organize such activities in future.
Speaking on the occasion, SDPI Senior Research Associate Shakeel Ahmed Ramay said that it was the responsibility of every citizen to keep the city environment and surroundings neat and clean.
PYCN President Yasir Dil said sustainable development was largely linked with the youth and without engaging youth in our plan and policies, we could not foresee a sustainable future.
He said the youth should take part and lead such activities to help shape out a sustainable future. PYCN provides a platform to engage those youth in pro-environment activities, who want to bring change, he added.

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