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Chief of Naval Staff Opens Spring Tree Plantation Drive

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Mar, 2020. 10:58 am
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Chief of Naval Staff

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said Combined efforts are needed to tackle a national security problem such as climate change.

Chief of Naval Staff said while opening spring tree plantation drive in Naval Head Quarters Islamabad.

The Navy has always played its part in improving the ecosystem, said Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi.

Pak Navy is specifically promoting a farming campaign to increase the forest area in country and reduce the effects of global warming.

Furthermore, Pak Navy Spokesperson detailed that Spring Tree Plantation Campaign an opportunity to strengthen our link with nature.

The Pakistan Navy has set a target of planting more than 4 million plants in different parts of the country this year following previous successful farming campaigns.

He said Afforestation is vital for our socio-economic development and a sustainable ecosystem.

For years, besides contributing towards food, fiber resources and livelihood, trees instrumental in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and natural disasters.

Despite the efforts to promote a greener world, deforestation mainly due to over population, urbanization, agricultural expansion and industrialization to name a few, has severely damaged the environment.

It is, therefore, imperative to curb deforestation through institutionalized measures.

The tree plantation drive started showing its positive impact.

Earlier, To contribute to the healthy environment and in line with the government’s initiative to make country clean and green,  Pakistan Navy has planted four million mangroves in the coastal belt and 700,000 trees at the Pakistan Navy units and setups spread across Pakistan in the last three years.

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