Gilgit: On Tuesday, a campaign to make Nagar a more environmentally friendly tourism attraction was launched. The project’s inauguration was attended by Deputy Commissioner Zulqarnain Khan, district administration officials, political, civil society, and environmental activists.
The Nagar district in Gilgit-Baltistan is known for its dozens of peaks, including Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden Peak, and the Biafo glacier, which is the second largest glacier in the world after the polar region. Along the Karakoram Highway, a set of three colourful divided dustbins was constructed in the district’s important public, tourist, and commercial locations.
Mr Zulqarnain, speaking at the event, said it was the district’s first project of its sort, entirely supported by local sources. According to him, the programme aims to make Nagar a more environmentally friendly tourism destination.
He asked everyone, including tourists, to use the trash cans. Every tourist and resident should contribute to the area’s ecological sustainability. The initiative, according to Mr Zulqarnain, will be expanded to include the entire district.