Karachi, November 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): In order to create awareness amongst general populace regarding importance of cleanliness, Pakistan Navy conducted Beach Cleaning and Tree Plantation Campaign at Sea view. A large number of PN officers, men, students of Bahria Colleges/ Bahria Model Schools and various civil society segments participated in the Campaign. Mr Imran Ismail Governor Sindh graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
In his closing remarks, Governor Sindh highlighted the adverse effects on climate change caused by pollution and importance of clean and green environment in mitigating those adverse effects. He acknowledged PN efforts in preserving Coastal and Marine ecosystem and urged other government and non-government Organizations to follow PN in this prestigious national cause. In the end, Governor also planted a sapling at A.K 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 and 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 long 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.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan