PTCL, in collaboration with WWF-Pakistan, will probably be a part of a tree plantation ground-breaking ceremony, whereby seeds will probably be planted by local people members at Miani Hor, Lasbela District, Balochistan on 2nd October 2018.
PTCL & WWF-Pakistan have just lately signed an settlement for planting 200,000 mangrove seeds in Balochistan, as a part of the conservation organizations nationwide tree plantation marketing campaign, known as Rung Do.
PTCL & WWF-Pakistan Collaborate On Countrywide Tree Plantation Marketing campaign ‘Rung Do’
On the event, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Assets Officer, PTCL, acknowledged that
“PTCL being the biggest telecommunication firm in Pakistan, takes duty to deal with the intense concern of deforestation within the nation. We’re pleased to companion with WWF on this vital initiative and are assured on their capacity to determine essentially the most appropriate panorama and plant selection that can make a considerable distinction to the atmosphere. We’re additionally proud to contain the local people in our plantation drive, as this may add extra worth and possession from the native communities.”
Rab Nawaz, Senior Director Programmes, WWF-Pakistan acknowledged,
“Pakistan is amongst the highest ten nations affected by local weather change, the place residents might help by planting one tree at a time. By this marketing campaign, WWF-Pakistan goals to contribute to the Bonn Problem, a worldwide effort to convey 150 million hectares of the world’s deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030. PTCL’s assist for the plantation of 200,000 mangroves is the biggest dedication from company sector to date.”
Between 2000 and 2010, Pakistan misplaced a median of roughly 43,000 hectares of forests (equal to half the scale of Islamabad) yearly. With solely 2% forest cowl remaining, the nation’s deforestation price is the very best in Asia and is nicely under the really useful cowl of 25%. Subsequently, with the intention to mitigate the hostile impacts of local weather change, regulate water cycles and improve inexperienced cowl throughout the nation, WWF-Pakistan has pledged to plant a complete of 1.four million bushes by August 2019 by lively participation of various stakeholders, native communities and passionate people together with company organizations corresponding to PTCL.
PTCL is among the pioneer organizations to increase its assist for the ‘Rung Do’ marketing campaign. As a part of this trigger, PTCL launched the marketing campaign tune by ‘Name the Band’ on the Independence Day celebrations held at its Headquarters in Islamabad.
PTCL strongly believes that non-public sector, in collaboration with the native communities, have to play a serious function in addressing the nation’s environmental points. Being a nationwide ICT supplier, the corporate motivates its staff to be a part of this plantation drive to make Pakistan greener and encourage its communities and civil society.