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Minister Local Government Inaugurates Plantation Drive By Planting Coconut Sapling

Government of Sindh - November 20, 2001

The Karachi City Government's campaign for plantation of 0.8 million plants in the city by June 30, 2002, got kicked off with the planting of a coconut plant by Provincial Local Government Minister, Dewan Muhammad Yousuf Farooqui at a ceremony held at Bagh-e-Quaid-e-Azam (Old Polo Ground) here today.

The City Nazim, Naimatullah Khan, Naib Nazim Tariq Hasan and DCO Karachi were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion, about one hundred saplings were also planted by school children. Dewan Yousuf Farooqui, on the occasion stressed that planting of 0.8 million sapling is a huge task and as such, private sector organizations and various NGOs should also be involved in this campaign.

He said that development of maximum greenery in this polluted city would bring improvement in otherwise deteriorating environmental conditions.

It was informed that the tree plantation campaign will be carried-out with the co-ordination of Provincial Forest Department.

The D.O. Parks City Government informed the Minister that some 60 organizations have been associated with the plantation movement. After plantation of sapling, the Minister and others offered DUA.

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