Two more organisations join hands with PTC for joint massive tree plantation campaign in Karachi

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Karachi. Two more organizations have joined hands with the Plant a Million for Community (PTC) campaign aimed at conducting a massive tree plantation drive in Karachi in the next few years.

The PTC in this regard signed two separate memorandums of understanding with the Dream World, Resort, Hotels & Golf Course, and the Next School, in Karachi for jointly conducting the tree plantation campaign. The MoUs were signed by PTC co-founders Razzak Pardesi, Murad Soni, Dream World Executive Director Abdul Jabbar Rathod and The Next School founder Sheryar Rathod. The Dream World and the Next School will each donate 100,000 trees for the joint plantation drive. The MoUs are also signed for launching a joint mass awareness drive and monitoring mechanism for the success of the tree plantation campaign.

Earlier, the National Forum for Environment & Health (NFEH) and the PTC signed an MoU to jointly launch the massive tree plantation campaign in the city. NFEH President Naeem Qureshi, PTC Founders and noted businessmen Razzak Pardesi and Murad Ali Soni, signed the MoU at a ceremony.

Under the MoU, PTC will donate plants of indigenous species to
Planters ,NGO,s community groups industries and corporate sector

NFEH President said the plantation campaign would be launched in February and continue till October 2024 to plant 100,000 plants and saplings in the city.

He said the office of Karachi’s Commissioner, Karachi’s Mayor, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, newly formed town municipal administrations, DHA, cantonments, and corporate organizations would be fully involved in the plantation drive.

He said that it would be mainly the responsibility of the KMC, towns, cantonments, DHA, and other land-owning agencies in the city to point out proper sites for planting tree saplings and plants.

“We will donate plants to every concerned citizen, company, and industry that approaches us with their resolve to contribute to the cause of making Karachi clean and green but all of these recipients will have to give a solemn undertaking that they will be fully responsible for watering, nurturing, and protection of these saplings till they
become fully grown trees,” he said.

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