LAHORE: To create awareness about climate change and air pollution, an awareness walk was organised by Global Youth Clan on Saturday in collaboration with Youth Advocacy Network and several other youth organisations, including Gilgit Baltistan Youth Council, Path to Humanity Foundation, Lagan Foundation, Al-Faeda Organisaton, Sustainable Social Development Organisation and K-3 Shaheen.
The walk started from Liberty Chowk and ended at Environment Protection Department office near Hockey Stadium Lahore. The awareness walk was attended by the representatives of different civil society organisations, students and others.
The participants were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against air pollution and climate change. Hundreds of safety masks were also distributed among motorcyclists. Global Youth Clan Chairman Tahir Khattak emphasised on creating mass awareness against air pollution, and asked the government to take stern action against those vehicles and factories which were polluting the environment. Youth Advocacy Network Chairman Fasahatul Hassan, while talking to reporters, said, “We demand that the government should take serious steps against trash burning and cutting of trees by putting the existing laws to good use.”