Karachi—DHA in collaboration with WWF initiated an extensive mangroves plantation drive, the first of its kind initiative, to demonstrate support for environmental awareness and its protection on the eve of Earth Day 2016. A formal ceremony was held at Defence Authority Creek Club to mark the occasion.
Commander 5 Corps Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar was the chief guest of the function. Vice President Emeritus WWF Brig (R) Mukhtar Ahmed, Brig Zubair Ahmed, Administrator DHA, DG WWF Mr Agha Hammad Naqi Khan, PD & Conservator Mangroves, Govt of Sindh Mr Agha Tahir Hussain also attended the ceremony.
Corps Commander said that promoting plantation, greenery and natural environment was essential for development of a vibrant and healthy society. He appreciated the efforts of DHA in collaboration with WWF and Forest Department Govt of Sindh for rehabilitating the depleted mangroves in the area.
DG WWF and Conservator Mangroves, Govt of Sindh in their address highlighted the significance of protection and preservation of environment for a safe and harmonious living environment. They said that mangroves play a pivotal role in maintaining marine eco system and help protect shoreline from natural devastations and floods.
A large number of nature enthusiasts, guests and DHA/WWF officials attended the ceremony. The unique environmental campaign with the moto ‘Let’s Pay Back to Mother Earth’ will bring a realization of importance of protecting environment in the masses.