Chief Commissioner Islamabad launched the Monsoon tree plantation campaign by planting 500 sapling at green belt of F-10/F-11 .
ICT Administration has set a target of planting 1000 trees each at various sites in Urban and Rural Areas of Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the chief commissioner said the purpose of the campaign was to motivate people to plant more and more saplings as trees play an important role in maintaining environmental health and overcoming pollution. He said the ICT Administration wants to start a movement by involving students, civil society and other departments so that more and more trees could be planed.
Mr. Joudat Ayaz said tree plantation plays an important role in keeping the environment clean and controlling land erosion and floods, however it is noticed that every body is focusing on tree plantation whereas no one is focusing on protecting the already planted trees. Already planted trees are mainly eaten up by grazing animals and some action is required for protection of newly planted saplings.
He appealed to people of Islamabad to plant trees in their homes and actively participate in this national cause because trees enhance the natural beauty and provide a clean environment to the citizens.