Pres­i­dent launches Spring Tree Plan­ta­tion Cam­paign

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain has em­pha­sized upon the im­por­tance of plant­ing new trees and urged the na­tion for mak­ing com­mit­ted ef­forts to achieve the na­tional tar­get of plant­ing saplings. The Pres­i­dent said this while ad­dress­ing a cer­e­mony at the Ai­wan-e-Sadr to kick off an­nual Spring Tree Plan­ta­tion Cam­paign on Fri­day.

The Pres­i­dent said that trees and veg­e­ta­tion play an im­por­tant role in na­tional de­vel­op­ment and help over­come the ad­verse ef­fects of the cli­mate change. The Pres­i­dent stressed for aware­ness cam­paign to ap­prise the peo­ple about the im­por­tance of trees and forests.

The Pres­i­dent said that cli­mate change poses new chal­lenges glob­ally and asked for con­certed ef­forts to build a sus­tain­able and cli­mate-re­silient fu­ture. The Pres­i­dent said that March 21 is glob­ally marked as the In­ter­na­tional Day of Forests and stressed upon the need to in­crease the for­est cover in Pak­istan in ac­cor­dance with the in­ter­na­tional bench­marks. He em­pha­sized on in­clud­ing con­tent re­lated to cli­mate change and the sig­nif­i­cance of plan­ta­tion and veg­e­ta­tion in the na­tional ed­u­ca­tional cur­ricu­lum.

He asked the Min­istry of Education to take steps in this re­gard so as to ed­u­cate the young gen­er­a­tion of the im­por­tance of trees and forests. The Pres­i­dent said that the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments were mak­ing ef­forts to not only con­trol felling of trees but also in­crease its plan­ta­tion. He urged upon the na­tion to ac­tively take part in the on­go­ing tree plan­ta­tion cam­paign through­out the coun­try.

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