Govt to help NGOs improve environmental conditions: Tessori

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Sindh Governor Muhammad Kamran Khan Tessori has said the government will assist the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to improve the environmental conditions in the country. Tessori said this during a meeting with a delegation of the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH), which included NFEH President Naeem Qureshi, General Secretary Ruqiya Naeem, Vice President Engr Nadeem Ashraf, Information Secretary Mustafa Tahir, and advisers Imran Taj and Mussadiq Aziz.

The meeting took into consideration the issues related to the drives under way to lessen environmental pollution and increase tree cover in the province. The governor told the delegation that after health and education, environmental protection is the third most important area of concern for him. He acknowledged that an increase in tree plantation would go a long way to keep the environment clean and free of pollution.

He assured the delegation that the Governor House will lend its support for raising awareness about environmental issues, starting a tree plantation campaign in Karachi and supporting the corporate sector in CSR activities. He also stressed on awareness and prevention of fire safety in all commercial and residential buildings.

The NFEH president briefed the governor about the efforts of his NGO for increasing tree plantation and raising public awareness about environmental issues.

Qureshi said the NFEH has been constantly collaborating with the Ministry of Climate Change, the Office of Karachi Commissioner, the Sindh government’s forest department, and many other public and private organisations to increase tree cover in Karachi and other major cities.

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