KARACHI: A large number of people on Friday gathered in Karachi, Peshawar, Mardan, Gilgit, Chitral and other cities in the country for a walk to highlight the issue of climate change in the world.
The marches were largely participated by youth. Several celebrities also joined the events.
Australian wife of cricketer Wasim Akram, Shaniera Akram, British-Pakistani journalist George Fulton, Anoushey Ashraf, kathak dancer Sheema Kirmani, Sanam Saeed and Ali Rehman Khan attended the event at the Frere Hall in Karachi.
Sheema on this occasion said that everyone needed to be involved in the march as the issue was going to affect us all.
People raised slogans of “We want, climate justice.”
Senator Sherry Rehman also called people’s attention to the deteriorating situation of climate.
“This is not some future (thing) that can be put off. The decisions we make, at home and as policy will affect our lives and our children’s lives in ways we cannot imagine. Throw the plastic away, take the trouble to change,” she tweeted.
Sherry Rehman urged citizens to start with small steps to fight the battle against Climate Change.
She also cheered the crowd for coming out in great numbers.
“Great crowd at the #ClimateMarch in Islamabad. Hordes of young people out there to become climate volunteers and champions for climate change. Fabulous vibe, strong community mobilisation with demands for action. #Fridays4Future asks everyone to change habits and govts to move,” she tweeted.