International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Centaurus Mall have joined hand to promote a tree plantation drive “Efforts for Green Pakistan” which kicked off on Monday at IIU’s new campus at Sector H-10, where as many as 1,335 saplings were planted.
These saplings included olive, pine, sukh chain (Pongamia pinnata) and alstonia, which were planted by students, faculty members, administrations officers and Centaurus Mall team. Centaurus Mall General Manager Irfanul Haque, IIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, President Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and senior officials of both organisations were present at the occasion.
Haque said that plants are the guarantee of the safe environment in future. He hailed IIUI for its service to society and added that due to importance of the institution the centaurus administration chose to start this campaign with IIUI. “The Centaurus Mall Islamabad has initiated a drive of Green Pakistan under a phased programme where a number of trees are being planted at different locations,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2018.