The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated World Environment Day in a practical way by picking up garbage from different places and urged the people not to spread garbage.
A huge amount of garbage was removed from the water of Keenjhar Lake and a large number of trees were planted around the lake, while the day before, the staff of SEPA went to the sea in Keamari in boats and picked up the garbage from the deep shores and disposed of it to the dumping site, said a statement on Saturday.
On both occasions, Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Sindh Barrister MurtazaWahab was also present.
Apart from this, SEPA officials also cleared garbage from the banks of Indus River adjacent to Sukkur city while tree planting was also conducted in other cities along with conducting awareness seminars.
Provincial Secretary Environment, Climate Change, and Coastal Development Aslam Ghauri and Director-General of SEPA Naeem Ahmad Mughal also accompanied the Environment Advisor.
Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Culture Syed Sardar Shah also participated in the cleaning campaign of Kanjhar Lake.
Speaking on the occasion, Environment Adviser MurtazaWahab said this time we have tried to introduce a new trend of observing World Environment Day.
In this regard, the SEPA officials had visited the deep shores of Keamari a day ago and about 10 tons of rubbish was taken out in boats and taken to the landfill site, while the next day, a large amount of rubbish was removed from the water of Lake Keenjhar to make the people aware of the significance of cleaning their water sources.