Pakistan Navy Launches Beach Cleaning, Tree Plantation Campaign At Sea View Clifton
Faizan Hashmi 3 days ago Sat 10th November 2018 | 08:59 PM
The Pakistan Navy has launched a beach cleaning and tree plantation campaign at Sea View, Clifton, to create awareness among the general public.
The four-day long cleaning operation would help in saving marine life and prevent great damage both to the economy and environment. Saturday's beach cleaning and tree plantation campaign was the continuation of the Pakistan Navy's resolve for the betterment of environment, a PN press release said.
A large number of PN officers, men, students of Bahria colleges and model schools, and various civil society segments participated in the campaign.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who was the chief guest in his address on the occasion, highlighted the adverse effects on climate change caused by pollution and importance of clean and green environment in mitigating those adverse effects.
He acknowledged the PN's efforts in preserving the coastal and marine ecosystem, and urged other government and non-government organizations to follow the PN in the prestigious national cause.
The governor also planted a sapling at A K Khan Park and joined the participants in the beach cleaning.
Earlier, Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq, Commander Karachi, welcomed the participants and highlighted the PN's efforts regarding protection of coastal as well as marine ecosystem through mangroves and various tree plantation campaigns.
The Pakistan Navy, in addition to its role of safeguarding maritime fronts, pledges its full support in environmental sustainability and conducts beach and harbour cleaning activities and tree and mangroves plantations ranging from coasts to Margala Hills (in Islamabad) on regular basis.
He said Pakistan Navy has always been on the forefront to raise awareness on environmental issues among masses and protecting natural environment particularly marine environment. PN efforts to clean up the recent oil spillage off the coast of Mubarak village are true manifestation of its resolve to sustain natural quality of life.