ISLAMABAD - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with the partner organisations Monday conducted cleanliness-cum-awareness drive, with the message for a cleaner and greener Margalla Hills National Park.

The drive was kicked off by the CDA Member Environment Kazim Niaz and was participated by the hundreds of students of government and private schools, representatives of non-governmental and other partner organisations, besides officials and officers of the Environment Directorate of the Authority.

The enthusiasm and passion of the students, teachers and environmentalists was remarkable while participating the adventurous activities initiated to raise awareness for environmental protection and preservation of the bio-diversity. 

The children were divided into different groups who on the day took part in different activities, as part of drive, including art competition, cleanliness, expedition and walk in the Margalla Hills.

Speaking on the occasion, the CDA member environment said that Margalla Hills National Park is an asset for the city and it would be protected and preserved as it gives a unique character to the federal capital.

He said that CDA has planned different activities in collaboration with Public and Private Schools, Environmental NGOs, including WWF to raise awareness for keeping the city clean and protecting the natural assets of the Green Islamabad.

The Margallah Hills National Park is spread over an area of 31,142 acres of land. It is abundant with 616 plants species, 250 of birds, 38 of mammals and 13 species of reptiles.