As part of recent tree plantation drive, more than 60,000 trees are to be planted in churches across South of Punjab. Bishop Benny Mario Travas who heads the Diocese of Multan, has announced that his churches will also be playing their role in planting trees. In recent times, there has been a rising awareness about deforestation in Pakistan and the consequences the country will have to face.
Bishop of Multan stated that the Christian Community will not be behind anyone as far as trees plantation drive is concerned. Christians would play their role for maximum plantation; so as to cope with the rapid deforestation and its consequences. On Saturday, September 8, Bishop of Multan himself kick started this campaign as he panted a sapling at Catholic Church in Multan.
During this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner of Multan Mr. Mudassir Riaz Malik was also present. Mr. Mudassir Riaz told those present on this occasion that trees plantation is the sole solution to put a lid to escalating pollution and deteriorating natural environment. He said that the natural environmental circle could be reestablished only through promoting greenery.
Further detailing about the trees plantation drive across the country, he said that people from all over the country were taking part in this drive. Moreover, he said that about 0.5 million saplings would be planted in Multan city alone.
Pakistan is among one of the most affected countries of climatic changes. Trees plantation drive is in full swing across the country. On September 2, Sunday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan himself initiated this drive by planting a tree.
“The purpose of the campaign is to encourage people, communities, organisations, businesses, civil society and the government to collectively plant trees for creating awareness about benefits of forests and to increase forest cover in big cities of the country,” Ministry of Climate Change press release said regarding this tree plantation drive.