Pak Navy marks World Environment Day
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Navy on Saturday observed the World Environment Day to underscore the significance of the environment, according to the officials. Pakistan Navy celebrates World Environment Day regularly to highlight the significance of the environment and promote awareness amongst personnel in proactively pursuing measures focusing on the marine environment. Due to Covid-19 related restrictions, activities involving mass gatherings were not held this year. However, in order to show firm resolve, effective use of media is being made to raise awareness about the environment. Harbour cleaning activity was conducted by the Navy personnel and banners and posters were displayed and leaflets about steps to restore the ecosystem were distributed in PN units and residential areas. A webinar under the auspices of National Institute of Maritime Affairs was also organized to highlight the significance of preservation and restoration of Marine Ecosystem. In addition to the awareness campaign, practical steps like mangroves and tree plantation campaigns are already underway.
In this regard, over 7 million mangroves along the coast and over 2 million trees in different parts of the country have been planted till to date in line with the government’s vision of ‘Plant for Pakistan’.