Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi inaugurated Pine Tree Plantation Campaign at Margalla Hills. The campaign is aimed to contribute meaningfully in national efforts of Green Pakistan drive in line with vision of the government.
While addressing the audience, Chief of the Naval Staff highlighted that apart from the contributions towards food, livelihood, resources and water, trees play a central role in mitigating the adverse affects of climate change. The percentage of forest with respect to land area in Pakistan has dropped considerably in the last 3 decades. The Naval Chief emphasized that afforestation is vital for our socio-economic development and a sustainable ecosystem. He said that the effects of climate change are alarming and its consequences are being felt in the shape of unpredictable weather conditions. The ceremony was attended by a number of prominent academicians, writers, media and civil dignitaries.