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PHA donates saplings

August 18, 2018

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PESHAWAR: The Public Health Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday donated 250 plants of various species, including chinar and citrus, to an army unit stationed at Kacha Garhi area of the provincial capital here in line with its Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan campaign.

PHA provincial president, Saima Abid and her team planted a few saplings as part of the overall monsoon tree plantation campaign to contribute toward the national tree plantation campaign. The army chief has already kick-started a campaign under the Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan campaign.

It merits a mention here that the PHA had carried out campaign at the Khyber Medical University last week by planting 150 saplings to mark the Pakistan’s Independence day.

The group plans to launch a campaign in Peshawar against use of plastic shopping bags by creating awareness through public messaging services amongst the citizens about the danger it poses to the environment.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Saima Abid said that the PHA would take active part in not only carrying out tree plantation campaign but also creating awareness about issues related to environment and public health. She said the PHA intended to utilise multiple channels to spread the word and engage with public and elected representatives and lobby departments concerned to play more active role in that regard.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2018