Above 0.2 m trees planted under ongoing drive in Karachi

September 14, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said due to increasing pollution maximum number of trees was needed to be planted in Karachi to make the city green.

He said while presiding a meeting at his office to review tree plantation campaign in Karachi. The meeting was also attended by Director Local Government at Commissioner Office Rubina Asif, Focal Person Afaq Ahmed, President National Form for Environment and Health (NFEH) Naeem Qureshi, Advocate Nadeem Shaikh, coordinator Marium Nadir, Rashid Ansari, Director Media Commissioner Karachi Mohammad Shabih Siddiqui and DFO Forest Fayaz Ahmed.

The commissioner said: “The process of planting 300,000 trees in the city is ongoing on and 70 percent target has been achieved. The planting of saplings on daily basis is ongoing consistently.”

Siddiqui said planted trees should be looked after with proper care, otherwise, they would dry after one year.

He lauded the struggle being carried out by team NFEH for tree plantation and environment conservation.

He said all the industrial enterprises should show the evidence of being environment friendly by ensuring proper care of saplings planted inside their factories because it was not responsibility of an individual or an entity but all of us.

NFEH President Naeem Qureshi told PPI that 225,450 out of 300,000 trees had been planted in the city, while remaining would also be planted soon. “The tree plantation drive is being carried out in collaboration with Commissioner Office Karachi and Sindh Forest Department,” Qureshi said.

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