Karachi, March 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Environment and Livestock Mohammad Ali Malkani has said that apart from the government the civil society and philanthropic organizations are required to play their due role for improving environmental conditions and to control pollution to the maximum possible extent.

The provincial Environment minister stated this the other day while speaking at a plant exhibition and award ceremony in connection with the campaign to plant one million plants in the city. The ceremony was organized jointly by Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, Rotary Club 372, and Greene at AK Khan Park, Sea View, Clifton on the side-lines of four-day flower exhibition being held there.

Sarah Javed (Assistant Commissioner), Munir Sheikh (Deputy Secretary Agriculture), Dr. Asad ul Haq (Deputy Secretary Livestock), Mazhar Sheikh (D.I.G Sindh Police), Tariq Mughal (SSP South), Commodore Akbar Naqi, Kabool Khatian (President Sindh Chamber of Agriculture), Dr. Farhan Essa (CEO, Essa Lab), Samir Mir Shaikh (Philanthropist and Member Civil Society), Ovais Ahmed Kohari (Rotary District Governor 3271), Sahibzadi Maheen Khan (CEO Maheen Khan and Co.), Naeem Qureshi (President NFEH), Riaz Ahmed Wagon (Forest Department), Arif Ali Khokar (Forest Department) along with other dignitaries, Bureaucrats and Civil Society members were participated in the ceremony.

On this occasion 10,000 plants donated to Rotary Club of Pakistan 3271 and 5000 plants to DC South Office for plantation in city. The provincial minister said the Sindh Government would fully support this campaign to plant one million plants. He said that every citizen was required to actively take part in plantation drives and also take every possible step to fully support and protect growth of plants.

He said that a plantation drive could achieve maximum best results only after involving citizens as its active participants. He said the civil society organizations, the NGOs, and the government should work together to achieve success in doing plantation in the country. He said that each member of the society should plant at least a single tree sapling and also take full responsibility for its complete growth. In this manner every citizen would contribute towards the cause of lessening of pollution and for ensuring clean environment to the maximum possible level for coming generations.

Later, the provincial minister planted a sapling to formally launch the plantation drive. Other participants of the ceremony also expressed their full resolve to support the plantation campaign in the city. Over 15,000 people attended the four-day flower exhibition at the Sea View Park.

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