AIOU launches ‘let’s make pollution free Pakistan’ campaign


Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Thursday launched ‘let’s make pollution free Pakistan’ campaign on country-wide basis, involving its 1.4 million students.
In this connection, tree plantation-pollution free walk was held at the University’s main campus which was participated by the University’s officers, staff and hundreds of students. The campaign was launched in collaboration with Capital Development Authority and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). Similar functions including walk and tree plantation were also held at the University’s other campuses across the country. 
The participants planted saplings of trees and flowers at the premises of University’s main campus. The participants of the walk were holding placards and banners, highlighting the significant of the event. 
Earlier while addressing the tree plantation function, Secretary General, PRCS, Dr Mehboob Sardar and Director, Institute of Educational Technology, AIOU, Muhammad Qasim Haider pledged that they will work together for implementing projects relating to pollution free and ‘green the country’ campaign.  In this connection, a MoU will be signed soon to undertake the campaign on regular basis with their mutual collaboration. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi in his message on the occasion, said that the students will be motivated and facilitated to take part in ongoing efforts to make the country’s environment free of pollution. Each student will be advised to plant at least one tree at their nearest place and look after its growth.  The university, he said serving the cause of the nation and helping the government for developing maximum forestation and green area in the country. 
He appealed to the students to actively participate in the 3-day tree plantation campaign to be held till March 1st. The vice-chancellor also deputed some his officers to monitor and supervise the campaign at regional headquarters. 
Meanwhile, a tree-plantation event will take place at Kashmir Highway on Friday at 10:30. A walk has also been organized on the occasion. 

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