Pak Navy conducts beach cleaning, tree plantation campaign at Clifton
KARACHI (92 News) – In order to create awareness among general populace regarding importance of cleanliness, Pakistan Navy conducted Beach Cleaning and Tree Plantation Campaign at Sea View on Saturday.
A large number of Pakistan Navy officers, men, students of Bahria Colleges/ Bahria Model Schools and various civil society segments participated in the campaign. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail graced the occasion as chief guest.
In his closing remarks, the Sindh governor highlighted the adverse effects on climate change caused by pollution and importance of clean and green environment in mitigating those adverse effects.
He acknowledged Pakistan Navy efforts in preserving coastal and marine ecosystem and urged other government and non government organizations (NGOs) to follow PN in this prestigious national cause. In the end, Governor also planted a sapling at AK Khan Park and joined the participants in beach cleaning.
Participants of beach cleaning campaign collected garbage and used plastic articles from the beach. Presence of showbiz & sports celebrities in the campaign boosted up morale of the participants.
Earlier, Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq, Commander Karachi welcomed the participants and highlighted PN efforts regarding protection of coastal as well as marine ecosystem through mangroves and various tree plantation campaigns.
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 on regular basis.
In order to promote protection of natural environment particularly marine environment, Pakistan Navy has always been on forefront to raise awareness on environmental issues among masses. 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.
The four-day cleaning operation not only helped in saving marine life but also prevented great damage both to the economy and environment. Today’s beach cleaning and tree plantation campaign was the continuation of Pakistan Navy’s resolve for the betterment of environment.