Pir Muhammad Misal Shah, a septuagenarian who got retirement from Education Department of Khy-ber Pakhtunkhwa, is contributing majority of his pension on free distribution of plants amongst peo-ple for making air of Peshawar clean and pollution free.
For the last five years, Misal Shah is utilizing his energies on combating air pollution in Peshawar, ranked amongst the most polluted cities of the world.
He has established a nursery near Gul Bahar area of Peshawar from where people can get free of cost saplings to plant in their home or field.
“My nursery is open for everyone who can visit here and get any plant he likes without demand of a single penny from him,” he added.
During the last five years, the elderly environ-mentalist has distributed thousands of saplings free of cost amongst the dwellers of Peshawar in his bid to increase green cover in the city which in the an-nuals of history enjoyed the distinction as `City of Flowers’.
He hailed the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for increasing the green cover in the country through launching of mega initiatives in-cluding Billion Tree and Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Projects.
Talking to APP, Misal Shah said, “Environ-mental degradation has become a very serious issue and if we did not give heed to improving green cover, our coming generation can face life threaten-ing problems.”
After getting retirement from Educa-tion Department I kept on pondering over what to do in this old age, he recalls.
“I got an idea of doing something better for the cause of humanity by improving environment of the city”, Misal Shah said while watering saplings at his nursery.
“I have made a mission of my life to improve environment of the city and to create awareness amongst the masses about the importance of green cover”, said Pir Misal Shah.
He said he has spent majority of his pension on growing of plants in the nursery and free distribution of it. —APP