Enthusiastic students from Aitchison College, Beaconhouse and LACAS get out of their comfort zones to walk their way to the liberty park and view its sustainability issues and the way the park was being managed. The walk was organized by Mr. Salman Qadeer ( Faculty – LACAS and Beaconhouse) and Mr. Faisal Saeed ( A- Level Coordinator Beacon house Gulberg Campus).
Mr.Ali Hasnain Sayed (Manager Policy at WWF-Pakistan) coordinated the walk and encouraged the students to test the environmental sustainability of the park which lies in the heart of the city. The students observed the bird species, had a look at the different trees and observed the overall management of the park. The students unanimously agreed that the city should have more land under parks where the city dwellers shall come and enjoy with their family and friends. However they believe that as a nation we should also learn how to behave in a public place and do not litter or destroy park assets willfully. They further lamented that blaming everything on the government is not the right approach. If people want to have less air and noise pollution, they should come out of their comfort zones by walking short distances and using public transport. If people from all the sections of the society will show willingness then government will act on it thus solving the sustainability issues that haunt us
About WWF - Pakistan
World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan was formed in 1970 to address the growing environmental and conservation issues in Pakistan that not only affected the flora and fauna, but were also affecting the human population. WWF – Pakistan is a non-profit organisation, working to preserve, conserve and save our environment and natural resources. Today, WWF - Pakistan works through 31 offices with a team of approximately 340 dedicated staff members. We have our Head Office in Lahore, regional offices in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Quetta, and project offices wherever there is need and the potential to make a difference.
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