QUETTA: University of Turbat (UoT) Vice Chancellor Dr Abdul Razzaq Sabir has said besides providing higher learning opportunities to the people of the area, the university is also committed to fulfil its social responsibilities for the welfare of the people.
“The UoT, with support of the Forest Department, will plant thousands of trees in its vast area under the Green Pakistan Programme,” said the vice chancellor during a meeting held at the UoT on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by UoT Registrar Ghulam Farooq, Project Director Muhammad Kashif, Forest Department Deputy Director Abdul Waheed Baloch and UoT Incharge Plantation Muzzafar Baloch.
Vice Chancellor Dr Sabir also inaugurated the plantation drive at the newly-constructed campus at Ginna.
Dr Sabir Badal Khan, a famous scholar from Italy, along with the UoT registrar, deans, heads of teaching departments, sectional heads, faculty members and students also participated in the plantation campaign.
The vice chancellor said, “In a region like Makran where dry weather conditions and droughts persist, increasing the number of trees is vital for the conservation of soil and water.”
He said the purpose of the plantation campaign was to keep the UoT and its surrounding areas clean, green and pollution-free, adding that it would assist in the efforts to resist global warming.
Dr Sabir asked students, teachers and all individuals of society to play their due role in keeping Turbat green under the programme.