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SPORTS NEWS - National 05 Jun, 2023

A tree-plantation drive organized by POA at KPT Sports Complex
A tree-plantation drive organized by POA at KPT Sports Complex

Sports Bulletin Report

KARACHI:-On the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated around the world, a tree- plantation ceremony was organized at KPT Sports Complex in collaboration with Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Environment Commission and Karachi Port Trust.

Sarwat Gilani, a well-known actress of Pakistan Television (PTV), Special Olympic Pakistan Chairperson Ronak Lakhani, Environment Commission Member Tehmina Asif, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Manager Sports Major (Rtd) Mehmood Riaz, and other guests planted saplings along with special children on this eve.

PTV actress, Sarwat Gilani said:

“The increasing environmental pollution is gradually strengthening its grip on our environment. If special attention is not paid to the protection of the city, the harmful effects of pollution will increase shortly. The efforts of the POA Environment Commission for the elimination of environmental pollution, and appeal to the public to do more to achieve a happy and healthy society free from density”.

Chairperson of Special Olympic Pakistan, Ronak Lakhani, said:

“A pollution-free environment is key for every field including sports. A healthy environment ensures a healthy mind and healthy body and as such we should make efforts both collectively and individually to contribute to drives aimed at controlling pollution.”

Tehmina Asif said:

“Around 55% of the waste collected in our country daily includes plastic, which is mostly burned and the smoke that rises is very dangerous for human life. Pollution is also very harmful to our aquatic and marine life and also the economy because the employment of millions of fishermen is related to it. We have to protect our sea as well as the land. It is necessary to play our full individual and collective role to protect our water resources and eliminate marine pollution”.

Major (retd) Mehmood Riaz said:

“KPT is taking great measures to reduce environmental pollution. There should also be a collective effort and every citizen has to be responsible for pollution by any of his actions. Along with talking about the problems, there should also be individual and collective efforts to solve them. Every citizen must be responsible for their actions which cause pollution”.