LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his message on World Earth Day, has said that World Earth Day observation was commenced to create awareness regarding loss caused to the earth due to environmental pollution.

He said that purpose of observing this day is to highlight awareness for survival of the earth and raise voice for environment conservation and save earth against dangers faced by it. He said that the real aim of symbolic movement of World Earth Day is to create environment-friendly awareness among the people. The chief minister said that this day realises us of the responsibility of joint efforts for safeguarding the environment. He said that environmental pollution and weather changes have emerged as a big challenge and we will have to play our role for conserving the atmosphere against environmental pollution. He said that earth is a trust of coming generations with us but there is a danger to its existence due to environmental contamination.

Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab government is playing a positive role for making the world pollution free through its institutional mechanism. He said that due to irresponsible attitude of human beings natural resources are reducing and environment is also becoming polluted.

He said World Earth Day demands that efforts should be made for the conservation of earth at international level and collective steps be taken in right direction in this regard.