ISLAMABAD, June 7 (APP):Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said the Pakistan Navy (PN) was committed to preserving clean air and green environment.
“We reaffirm the PN’s commitment to ensure a cleaner and safer environment especially against air pollution which directly affects our quality of life,” he said in his message issued in connection with the World Environment Day observed on June 5 under the theme “Air Pollution.”
“Our conduct in all walks of life should be in line with the principles for conservation of environment,” he emphasized, reiterating the PN would continue to play its due role for this noble cause, a press release said Friday.
The day is marked to highlight significance of clean air and create awareness about healthy and green environment.
The Naval chief termed the air pollution a ‘major source’ of concern for mankind, adding air borne pollutants were responsible for about one third of deaths from strokes, chronic respiratory diseases and lungs cancer as well as one quarter of deaths from heart attacks.
To mark importance of the day, he said, the PN had arranged numerous activities to highlight significance of environment and promote awareness amongst public, concerned agencies and departments.
“The aim of these activities is to come together and explore renewable energy alternatives and application of green technologies to keep our atmosphere clean and to improve the quality of air that we breathe,” he said.
These activities include Tree Plantation and Beach Cleaning Campaigns, Environment Awareness Walks, Lectures & Seminars on significance of the day and Social Media Campaigns. “Such events play a pivotal role in enhancing awareness about importance of environment amongst the general populace, the Naval chief said.