Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Akbar Durrani on Friday planted a sapling at Lahore Museum as part of the ongoing tree plantation campaign in the province. The Punjab government had set a target of planting 30 million saplings in three months. Speaking on the occasion, the chief secretary said, the campaign was aimed at promoting plantation and citizens should take part in this activity with zeal to make it a success.
He said, controlling environment pollution was a service to humanity; tree plantation was imperative to control growing environmental pollution. “There is need to work on emergent basis to protect environment,” he added. He also underlined the need for launching a community mobilization and awareness campaign regarding controlling air pollution and benefits of tree plantation.
He mentioned that after plantation effective arrangements should also be in place for looking after a sapling so that it could reach its full stature. Secretary Information and Culture Bilal Ahmad Butt and officers and staff of Lahore Museum were present on this occasion.