Environment-friendly initiative aims to engage
capital’s younger lot in outdoor activities
Islamabad (Muhammad Yasir) In an effort to uplift the natural environment of the capital city, Khushhali Microfinance Bank, helped to set up a Children camping site near trail 5 at Margalla Hills, Islamabad on Wednesday. The project is an initiative of the Islamabad Wild Life Management Board (IWMB) and aims to provide opportunities for recreation to the younger lot of the capital city.
KMBL is an active supporter of environment-friendly initiatives and undertook this partnership with the capital’s wildlife board as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The initiative is also in line with the Prime Minister’s vision for a clean and green Pakistan.
At the inauguration, President KMBL, Ghalib Nishtar, expressed his views, “The purpose of this initiative is to provide a safe outdoor environment for the younger segment of the society and offer them a unique teamwork experience which will assist in the development of their physical, mental, social and emotional capabilities”.
The initiative will also help preserve the wildlife in the National Park. National park is an area set aside by the government for the protection and preservation of the fauna and flora of the area and to provide recreational activities for the public. MHNP is uniquely positioned to serve all types of outdoor adventures for people of all ages and offers varying levels of experiences.
On the occasion, Chairman IWMB, Dr. Anis ur Rahman appreciated the support offered by the bank to establish a children camping site that will teach the growing campers about virtues of responsibility, courage, and caring for nature and wildlife.
Earlier this year, KMBL worked with IWMB team to clear alien invasive species from an area of one hectare for regeneration of indigenous tree species at Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP). The Bank staff also volunteered for plantation of 100 indigenous and fast growing local tree species of Amaltas, Phulai and Kachnar in the National Park.