In line with the Government of Pakistan’s, Green Pakistan Programme, the event was attended by top Navy officials, and business and media personnel.
“I am confident that this endeavor will lead to mangrove plantations on a massive scale along the Balochistan and Sindh coast in a bid to support nature, improve the environment and build a better Pakistan,” said Muhammad Zakaullah, Chief of the Naval Staff, who launched the campaign by planting the first mangrove sapling.
Muhammad Zakaullah also urged public and private sectors to commit to reversing mangroves deforestation, preventing forest degradation, helping reduce poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods for all forest-dependent people.
The event was widely covered by national media. Links to articles on the event can be found below:Daily Times: Pakistan Navy launches mangrove plantation campaignPakistan Today: Navy launches mangroves plantation, protection drivePakistan Observer: Navy Adds Another Feather to its Cap, Initiates Mangroves Plantation.Associated Press of Pakistan: Pakistan Navy launches National Campaign for Mangroves Plantation, ProtectionDaily Express Tribune: World Forest Day: Mangrove plantation drive launchedThe News: Pakistan Navy launches mangroves plantation driveDaily DAWN: Plantation drives across Pakistan on International Forests DayPakistan Press Foundation: Pakistan Navy launches mangrove plantation driveGeo TV - UrduSamaa TV - UrduNawai Waqat - UrduDaily Jang - Urdu
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