ISLAMABAD: The staff and students of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) have planted 7,200 saplings in the first phase of ‘Save the Mother Earth’ tree plantation drive, which concluded on Friday.
Speaking to the media QAU Director Area Study Centre Dr Sadia Sulaiman, said she had initiated tree plantation campaign (July-August 2018) in QAU and first phase of this campaign has been successfully completed at the varsity.
She informed that under the campaign, the seedlings were sowed in various departments, hostels and roadsides for shades. “Plants have also been gifted to Bahria Town, I-8 Kachnar Park and some schools of Bharakhu”, she added.
She expressed the resolve to spread this plantation campaign across the twin cities. She informed that K-P Forest Department and Rawalpindi Forest Department have helped in providing plants and the first phase has been completed with the help of volunteer students joining hands in the drive. “Large number of students from QAU, NUML, Bahria University and Islamic International University participated in the campaign” she added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2018.