Tourists demand to clean-up Swat,Naran valley

ISLAMABAD: Tourists demanded the authorities concerned to clean-up Swat and Naran Kaghan Valley the garbage heaps near lakes causing environmental pollution.

A tourist Moheer Khan said,”I visited Naran few days back the dirty smell causing negative environmental effects which would turn into different disease my request to the authorities concerned to launch cleanliness drive there as soon as possible.”

Another tourists Rizwan Ahmed said,”People throw different items into lakes or garbage heaps at different lake points giving a dirty image or would loose the beauty of Swat valley.”

Talking to reporter, Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor PTDC said,”Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) would soon launch cleanliness awareness campaign in Swat and Naran to educate tourists to keep the beautiful valley clean and free from pollution.

Working on cleanliness environment would soon initiate a campaign to ensure cleanliness at picnic points in Swat and Naran valley by launching its activities in the area.

In the campaign the volunteers would collect wrappers, shopping bags, beverage bottles, disposable crockery and other items, which was a big cause of pollution around the beautiful valley.

He said PTDC would placed sign boards to make visitors ensure about the cleanliness instructions.

If any visitors violate the instruction he or she would pay heavy fines on breaking the instructions to keep city clean he added.