KASUR- International Day of Forests was celebrated with the pledge to protect forests from damages and promote forestry to tackle the challenges of global warming.

In this connection, the District Forest Department held a number of programmers in different places including public departments and schools. Where not only saplings of different plants were planted but sweets were also distributed to the students.

In Rangers Wing-5, Wing commander Col Muhammad Khalid along with his subordinates inaugurated the campaign by planting saplings. SDFO Kasur Sub-Division Khalid Ahmed Malik and DO Forests and other officials were also present on the occasion.

National Commissioner for Human Development (NCHD) offices, district manager Ejaz Ahmed Ch, DO Education took part in the campaign and planted saplings.

Highlighting significance of the forests, Wing Commander Col Muhammad Khalid said that to reduce the rising trend of temperature and melting process of glaciers, it is imperative that we should devote our energies towards bringing maximum area under green cover. He said that industrialisation and rapid growth in population have affect environment and it is also teaching of Islam as well Holy Prophet (PBUH) that we should not damage trees at any cost. He said that emissions of greenhouse gases are alarming and decreasing forests is a matter of concern which should be handled by planting new saplings.

NCHD’s District Manager and DO Education in their messages highlighted the need saving the planet from environmental pollution, a biggest threat to human life and stressed upon civil society to play their role in planting maximum number of tress.