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FO congratulates Aisha Khan over winning top environmental award

Aug 27 2019 | 10:11:12
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal congratulated a Pakistani woman, Aisha Khan, over winning the top environmental award, 2019 Stanford Bright Award, over her contributions to protect the environment and help residents in the high-altitude mountain regions of Pakistan.Dr Mohammad Faisal, in his statement on Saturday, praised efforts of Aisha Khan, who is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) and Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC), for creating awareness of cleanliness and preservation of high mountain regions.“Aisha Khan has set an example for all and it is also a pride for Pakistan to win global award of mountains and environmental protection,” the spokesperson added.Faisal said that the Stanford Bright Award is an admission of Aisha Khan’s efforts on international level which would also benefit Pakistan to promote tourism. The spokesperson urged the world to play its role in the protection of the environment.Aisha Khan had taken the initiative to establish Mountain and Glacier Protection Organisation (MGPO) after witnessing the amount of pollution during her trekking trip in the glacier-filled home of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world.She engaged in different activities of cleaning up the area and also worked for the welfare of villagers in order to restore and preserve the beautification of the high mountains’ region.