A Monsoon tree plantation drive for a whole week under Prime Minister’s Program “Clean and Green Pakistan” has been started at PirMehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. DrQamar-uz-Zaman inaugurated the drive by planting a sapling along with MrAshfaq Bashir Bhutta, Divisional Forest Officer, the Registrar and all dean directors of the university were also present.
On the occasion, Prof. DrQamar-uz-Zaman said that trees are the lungs of the earth and due to deforestation environmental pollution and temperature is increasing day by day. He said that Pakistan falls in the most vulnerable country to climate change in the world.
To make the earth cooler and combat climate change threat it would be our prime responsibility to plant and save trees for our future generations, he said.
He appreciated the government’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” initiative which is the first of its kind in the country.