President Alvi lauds GB govt for plastic free drive in Hunza


GILGIT, JUL 01 (DNA) – The President, Arif Aliv has appreciated the government of Gilgit Baltistan for introducing Plastic Free Campaign in the District Hunza which is the first of its kind initiative in the whole Country.He urged the incoming tourists to respect and show regard to the rule of the land and help the local community in preserving the natural beauty of the area.  Furthermore, the president said that this practice will help to promote environment friendly initiatives in country.

He said this on the eve of second edition of Tour de Khunjrab 2019, international cycle race came to an end at Hunza on Monday. This event is organised by Governemnt of Gilgit Baltistan in collaboration with Pakistan Cycling Federation, where national and internal cyclists participate.

The president appreciated the sportsman spirit of the cyclists who made it possible to reach the Khunjrab top – Pak China border at 18000 feet. He added that it’s one of the unique kind of an experience where the cyclists begin the race from 4000 feet and move up to the high altitude of 18000 feet.

In addition to this , the president showed concern regarding the recent visuals of litter and garbage at the base camp of K2, and asked the mountaineers to practice and promote environmental friendly tourism in the high altitude areas.

The president also said that the federal government has specially focussed on the promotion of tourism in the country.

the Prime Minister Imran Khan has always taken keen interest In the promotion of unexplored tourists destinations in the country.

Furthermore over the last few years the influx of tourists has also increased due to the improved security condition in the country.

The president appreciated the efforts of government of Gilgit Baltistan for introducing these kind of programs and events which attract large number of national and foreign tourists.=DNA