If every student plant trees, the university will present a more beautiful scene and if we all adopt the same style as a nation, the environment would change. And when we improve the environment, political tensions will decrease.”
Spokesperson for Sindh government and Advisor for Law, Environment & Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Saturday that the services of those who worked for the welfare of the society should be remembered and he was happy that Dr Artefaq Ali had been named Karachi University Botanical Garden.
He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural function of the Botanical Garden at Karachi University as the chief guest. “As a nation, we need to plant trees and improve the environment, and the plants we plant will benefit future generations for decades to come,” he said.
He said that unfortunately, no attention was paid to tree planting in Karachi and he was happy that attention was being paid to plant trees in Karachi University as global warming is actually a “global warning” so every individual and every student must plant a tree.
He also said that Sindh government had planted 30,000 saplings in Urban Forest in Clifton and thousands of fruit and flowering plants in Karachi Hill Park. He further says 43,000 students are studying in Karachi University.”
If every student plants a plant, the university will present a more beautiful scene and if we all adopt the same style as a nation, the environment would change. And when we improve the environment, political tensions will decrease.”
On this occasion, Dr Khalid Iraqi, Vice Chancellor (VC), Karachi University, said in his address that along with botanical research, plants are also grown in Karachi Botanical Garden.
In this context, 200,000 plants had been planted in Karachi University during the tree planting campaign and Karachi University was part of the Sindh Environment Department’s “Clean and Green” campaign because global warming was a major challenge for Pakistan, including Karachi.
In addition, Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab inaugurated the Coronavirus Vaccination Centre at Karachi University. He was accompanied by Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid Iraqi, PPP MPA Sadia Javed, Moazzam Qureshi and members of the syndicate.
Wahab said that the employees of the university and their families and the students of the university would be able to avail the benefits of this vaccination centre; therefore, it is the national and moral duty of every citizen to follow the corona SOPs and get vaccinated.
He added that the establishment of vaccination centres in educational institutions has sent a message that everyone should be vaccinated against coronavirus. The Sindh government has cooperated for this vaccination centre and ordinary citizens can also benefit from Karachi University Vaccination Centre.
Later, the Sindh government spokesperson while talking to reporters said that the Sindh government had set up vaccination centres at all levels and teachers, students and every citizen could get vaccinated in them free of cost. He said that educational institutions play a pivotal role in mind building and teachers lead the way in the society. The Sindh government has also set up vaccination centres for industrialists and lawyers in the Bar Association.
He further said that citizens should not pay attention to negative things and fulfill their national responsibility by getting vaccinated. More than 1.2 million people in Sindh have been vaccinated. The staff of the health department has done valuable work in difficult situations. The Karachi University Vaccination Centre has all types of corona vaccines.
“The government is not interested in imposing sanctions for no reason and because of the public health situation, the government has taken tough decisions. If we follow the SOPs, the sanctions can be reduced,” he said. We need to take care of our health, the health of our families and everyone else.
“The federal government was not giving priority to the problems of Sindh and no motorways were being built in Sindh. Sindh is also a part of Pakistan.”
Originally published at The nation