Islamabad - The Spring Tree Plantation Campaign-2015 of Capital Development Authority (CDA) is in full swing and different educational institutes, governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and traders associations are organising events in connection with the drive with the cooperation of CDA.

A statement released by CDA stated that on the directions of Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, environment wing of the authority carried out tree plantation at a centre for mentally retarded children being run by the directorate general of special education.

On this occasion Federal Secretary CAAD Khalid Hanif and Member Environment CDA Syed Mustafain Kazmi along with mentally retarded children planted saplings in the centre. The event was participated by teachers and a large number of students.

Secretary CAAD Khalid Hanif on this occasion said that tree plantation is a national obligation. He lauded the efforts of CDA and said that the campaign being run by the CDA for creating awareness, importance and association with trees is commendable.

The federal secretary was apprised that during the current spring tree plantation drive of the authority, different specious of flowering and fruit plants are being planted.

He was informed that CDA was assigned a target to plant 300,000 plants but CDA in collaboration with other organisations will plant 500,000 saplings which would not only increase the green cover but it would further beautify the city; however, post-tree plantation monitoring is crucial for increasing the survival rate of the planted saplings so that these plants could grow properly.

Moreover, on the directions Maroof Afzal, different parks and avenues of the city would be decorated with colourful flowers and plants.