Islamabad, OCT 22 /DNA/ – Shakeel Munir, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has kicked off a tree plantation drive by planting a Moringa sapling in Sihala Flour Mill, Industrial Area, Islamabad to support the PM’s vision of promoting clean and green Pakistan. Muhammad Faheem Khan Vice President ICCI, Mian Akram Farid Chairman Founder Group, Tariq Sadiq, Mian Shaukat Masud, Abdul Rehman Khan, Karim Aziz Malik, Ch. Mukhtar Ahmed, Omais Khattak, Shaukat Hayat Khan, Mehmood Ahmed Warraich and others were also present.
Speaking at the occasion, Muhammad Shakeel Munir said that promoting healthy environment was key preference of ICCI and Chamber had launched a Go Green Drive in Islamabad to plant maximum trees in the federal capital. He stressed upon the business community to plant more trees in commercial centres and industrial areas to support the PM’s target of planting 10 billion trees in his term.
Muhammad Shakeel Munir said that just around 5 percent land area of Pakistan was under forest while the global average ratio of forest cover was over 30 percent. Therefore, it was very important for Pakistan to plant maximum trees to enhance forestation and promote a healthy environment. He said that proper care should also be taken of planted trees as the survival rate of plants was almost 50 percent due to various factors including damage to the plants by animals and termite.
Mian Akram Farid, Chairman, Founder Group said that more and more trees would be planted in Islamabad to make it a greener city of the country. He also appealed to the business community, other organizations and the members of civil society to take active part in the tree plantation campaign and plant maximum saplings to make Islamabad a greener and beautiful city of the country.