Islamabad, April 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) celebrated Earth Day by planting trees at Federation House, Karachi. Mr. Shaheen Ilyas Sarwana, Acting President FPCCI while speaking on the occasion emphasized the need for a pollution-free environment and said that it is only possible when people from all walks of life join hands to create a pollution-free environment in order to create a healthy atmosphere for the people.
He also suggested to all industrialists to make plantation in their factories and ensure that all wastage from their production is disposed off properly so that a clean environment is provided to the nation.
He further stated that the theme of this year’s Earth Day is the “Face of Climate Change” and Pakistan is one of the countries which is most affected by global warming and climate change. Our country has continuously faced an irregular pattern of rain over the past few years, which has deteriorated our infrastructure. At this time, there is a need to rehabilitate the environment through natural resources management and removal of greenhouse gases, he added.
He said that the celebration of Earth Day reminded us of our responsibility to take necessary steps for the preservation of the earth, nature and to fight against those elements working towards the degradation of the ecosystem.
He further said that FPCCI has a Standing Committee on Environment which will be further activated to achieve its aims and objectives.
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