PDF, PCFAinitiate plantation drive in COMSATS University



PESHAWAR – September 12, 2020: Following the moto of green and clean Pakistan, the Pakistan Development Foundation (PDF) and Pakistan China Friendship Association Khyber Chapter (PCFA) planted plants under the banner of their ongoing joint project Pak China Friendship Tree Plantation Campaign 2020 at COMSATS University, Abbottabad the other day. The project aims at planting 20,000 trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Chairman of the PDF, Muhammad Bilal Sethi and Secretary General of PCFA, Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani planted honorary saplings that symbolically initiated the plantation campaign on campus. On this occasion, senior faculty members of COMSATS University and President of Transgender Development Association, Shah Faisal Khan Sudam were in attendance.

The Secretary General of the PCFA, Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani and expert of Pak China diplomatic matters while addressing the ceremony remarked that students can play a role of paramount importance in tree plantation campaign. He said that the youth should voluntarily plant trees as one tree contributes in many ways. Chairman of the PDF, Muhammad Bilal Sethi said that in order to curb global warming, we have to plant trees which inevitable for this. While condemning deforestation, he said that it adversely impacted our environment and the only way to undo this damage is planting trees everywhere.

“PDF Chairman, Bilal Sethi has urged youth to play their roles in discouraging cutting of trees and create awareness among the general public on importance of trees”

The President of Transgender Development Association, Shah Faisal Khan Sudam announced that they would also indulge transgenders in this activity of planting trees. At the end, shields and souvenirs were presented to the Chairman Pakistan Development Foundation, Muhammad Bilal Sethi and Secretary-General Pakistan China Friendship Association, Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani on behalf of the COMSATS University by Dr. AfzaalMoshadi.