Investigative Story about Wildlife at Margallah Hills

Country/area: Pakistan

Organisation: The Nation. Express Tribune. Associated Press of Pakistan

Organisation size: Big

Publication date: 10/12/2021

Credit: Mehwish Azam


I am a working journalist from Islamabad having field experience of more than 9 years. Have been working on different beats including foreign office,  National Assembly, Senate , Culture, HR and Environment. 

Project description:

I wrote an investigatve story about the callouseness of public towards wildlife at Margallah Hills National Park. This scenic national treasure is being exploited due to indifferent and ignorant attitude of people which is dangerous to wildlife species residing there.

Impact reached:

Talked to officialls and locals and made them to do more and be thoughtful towards the importance of wildlife.

Techniques/technologies used:

It was a simple investigative story. For the required information, however, I did use the Right to Information (RTI) act under constitution of Pakistan for needed Data.

What was the hardest part of this project?

Using RTI and making people realize how important and significant this is. As citizens of Pakistan, we are entitled to have any information through RTI 

What can others learn from this project?

Give more importance to environmental stories. This is our planet and we need to oaly our part to preserve it’s ecosystem.

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