Plants for Pakistan Campaign launched at KMU

The Vice Chancellor Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar Prof. Dr. Zia ulHaq along with the Registrar Prof. Dr. Muhammad SaleemGandapur and Conservator Southern  circle Forest Deptt. Mr. Gulzar Rahmanhas launched the plants for Pakistan tree plantation campaign with the aim of planting thousands of saplings in the constituent and affiliated institutes of the university.

Addressing as chief guest to the launchingceremony VC KMU Prof. Dr. Zia ulHaqstated that Pakistan was among the top ten countries most affected by climate change in the recent years if we keep continuing on this path, then most of the parts of our beloved motherland will become deserts, so it is our moral and social responsibility to make the plants for Pakistan campaign successful to secure our future generations.

The VC urged thestudents to participate in the ongoing tree plantation campaign with national zeal and zest.“Planting is one of the easiest and most sustainable contribution to the environment. Besides, it’s a fun and healthy activity for students and to nurture youth’s connection to nature,” he added.  He directed the KMU administration to chalk out a comprehensive plan for tree plantation on a large scale in all the constituent as well as affiliated institutes of the university to implement the vision of PM Imran Khan and to make successful the plants for Pakistan campaign in true spirit.

Conservator Southern circle Forest Deptt. Mr. Gulzar Rahman on the occasion said that protection of forests was the responsibility of ‘all of us’. He shared that due to climate change issues in the metropolitan city of Peshawar the pollution level is increased up to 151 which was not only a serious threat for our health but it was also a big challenge for our future generations.He advised the students only planting of saplings was not sufficient and they would have to protect and ensure maintenanceof the plants.

He recalled that efforts of previous year’s plantation campaign had borne fruit as large number of plants had grown which would become trees. He urged students to create awareness about the importance of plantation among the local people.