QAU students and staff planted 7,200 saplings under “Save the Mother Earth” tree plantation campaign
The students and staff of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) were joined by students from NUML, Bahria University and Islamic International University for the tree plantation campaign in Islamabad.
The 7,200 saplings were planted in the first phase of “Save the Mother Earth” tree plantation drive to increase the forest cover in Islamabad and to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Dr. Sadia Sulaiman, Director Area Study Centre said she has initiated the tree plantation campaign (July-August 2018) in QAU and the first phase of this campaign has been successfully completed at the Varsity.
The seedlings were sowed in various departments, hostels and roadsides for shades. “Plants have also been gifted to Bahria Town, I-8 Kachnar Park and some schools of Bharakhu”, she added.
“A large number of students from QAU, NUML, Bahria University and Islamic International University participated in the campaign” she added. Dr Sadia said the participants have been arriving in morning and evening who regularly planted trees for a week which is laudable. She said the ultimate goal of the campaign is to overcome the water crisis through environment conservation.
The KPK Forest Department and Rawalpindi Forest Department have helped in providing plants and the first phase has been completed with the help of volunteer students joining hands in the drive.
President of “Save the Mother Earth” campaign Dr. Sadia and General Secretary Raees Kiyani played a pivotal role to make the initiative a success in its true spirit.
The QAU officials expressed resolve to spread this plantation campaign across the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.