NA Deputy Speaker triggers ‘Tree Tsunami 2019 – Think Green’

APP39-13 ISLAMABAD: April 38 - Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr.Qasim Khan Suri plants a sapling on the occasion of plantation event ‘Islamabad Tree Tsunami 2019’Think Green. APP

ISLAMABAD, Apr 13 (APP):Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri Saturday said plantation was need of the hour and government was focusing on encouraging the trend of growing plants to secure future through a better environment.
The area under forests in the country was in rapid decline and impacting the environment badly, he said while speaking on the occasion of a Tree Plantation event “Islamabad Tree Tsunami 2019 – Think Green”, here.
The Deputy Speaker said the plantation project that had started in 2013 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) by the Prime Minister Imran Khan had been appreciated across the world.
He said Parliamentarians were planting saplings in their respective constituencies, adding the people of his constituency were also taking part with zeal in the country wide campaign to plant saplings.
Strongly condemning the recent terror attack in Quetta on Friday, he said, terrorism had affected the whole world badly, however, such acts could not intimidate people.
Important Steps were being taken under the National Action Plan to root out this menace, he said.
Suri said nation had sacrificed a large number of lives in war against terror. He lauded the heroic role of Pakistan army, Frontier Corps (FC) and Police for the motherland.
He said the government had taken steps for prosperity in Balochistan and in this regard many projects had been started like China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Cancer and Cardiac hospital and NUST University as part of the government’s efforts to provide maximum facilities to the people of the province.
Later he planted a sapling to open the campaign of turning Islamabad greener.
Senator Seemi Ezdi, General Member Union Council 29 Islamabad, Afzal Khan and other members of the civil society were present on the occasion.