Plantation drive: Sanjrani for active participation of public, private sector
Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said active participation of public and private sector in plantation drive would pave the way for increasing the forest cover in the country.
“The Upper House of Parliament is actively pursuing the agenda of Clean and Green Pakistan as its Standing Committee on Climate Change and a dedicated Climate Change Caucus is suggesting workable plan for conservation of environment while taking stakeholders on board. The plants not only make the environment aesthetically beautiful but also contribute positively for improving the human health. There is a need to plant maximum trees in those areas which are having less density of forest in the country,” the Senate chairman expressed these views while inaugurating a plantation activity organised by Hashoo Group here opposite to Hill View Park on Wednesday.
He called upon the private sector to come forward for planting maximum trees in far-flung areas of the country. He recalled that a special plantation campaign drive was launched on the occasion of the meeting of Asian Parliamentary Assembly for the Green Gwadar Programme. He said Gwadar is the country’s future and special focus should be given to make it green and beautiful.
He said better coordination among the federating units is essential for taking concrete measures for promoting the cause of environment. He said ppper House of the Parliament has always taken a proactive approach to legislate on environmental issues.
Sanjrani called upon the corporate sector entities to focus on devising strategy revolving around people and make such initiatives part of their corporate social responsibility. He said that developing world is bearing the brunt of climate change in the shape of different natural disasters and there is a need to make coordinated efforts to mitigate negative effects of climate change.