To cope with the alarming issue of climate change a bulky extend Clean and Green Pakistan drive urged to be taken to universities and schools as pledged by the Senate Sub-Committee.
Senator Mushahid praised CUI for being the first organization to counter to the parliamentary sub-committee, when its rector, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, avowed his commitment to involving students in the ‘just say no to plastics’ campaign.
“It is because of its continued efforts for environmental protection and preservation that the sub-committee chose CUI to host the first of a series of such meetings on its campus. The CUI is also the first public sector university to ban the use of plastics on its campus,” he said.
Cristina Afridi of the Green Force Pakistan, an activist group, expressed concern about a lack of sufficient landfill site in Islamabad as well as lack of ownership for dealing with the nuisance of landfills.
Pro-Chancellor CUI Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi in his address encouraged researchers and students to explore the climate change phenomenon and put forth efforts towards developing narrative bio-degradable plastics.
The entire valued panel met at the COMSATS University (CUI) with Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed,Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Senator Dr. Asad Ashraf, members of the civil society, deans, professors, activists, senior officials of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad and the Ministry of Climate Change were also chaired.