UAE Embassy launches clean-up drive in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave

Embassy of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Islamabad launched an initiative to clean the diplomatic enclave in Pakistan's federal capital from plastic waste disposals. (Photo Courtesy – UAE Embassy)
Updated 08 June 2019

UAE Embassy launches clean-up drive in Islamabad's diplomatic enclave

  • The cleanup drive is in conjunction with the World Environment Day
  • This year the World Environment Day coincides with the end of Ramadan and arrival of Eid al-Fitr

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Islamabad has launched an initiative to clean the diplomatic enclave in Pakistani Capital.
Deputy head of mission Abdulaziz Al Niyadi, officials of the embassy and its representative offices launched the drive “to Cleanup Diplomatic Enclave from plastic waste disposals in conjunction with the World Environment Day, which falls on 5th June every year,” the UAE embassy said in a twitter post.
Islamabad's diplomatic enclave is a special sector in Pakistani capital that houses embassies, high commissions and UN agency offices. It is located in a highly secured area called the “Red Zone.”
Every year the global community celebrates the World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June to raise worldwide awareness and inspire action to protect our environment. “Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries,” UN said in a statement.
This year, WED has coincided with the end of the holy month of Ramadan and and the arrival of Eid al-Fitr.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “air pollution.”


Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

Updated 25 August 2019

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan: Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station.
Police officer Tariq Khan said Saturday that the eight militants also wounded two people in a bus getting gas when the shooting started at around midnight Friday.
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place close to the former Taliban stronghold in South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.
Pakistan claims to have driven out the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups in a series of military operations in recent years, but the region still sees occasional attacks.