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Tree plantation drive kicks off at NUST
Islamabad Feb 21 - With the winter breathing its last and the spring already knocking at the door, NUST, keeping up with its annual tradition, embarked on a massive tree plantation drive at its main campus here on Thursday. Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar inaugurated the environment-friendly campaign by planting a tree sapling of Amaltas. He was flanked by an overwhelming number of university officials, faculty and the jubilant students. While talking to the attendees, the Rector underscored the importance of horticultural activities towards making the world a better place to breathe in. He acknowledged the efforts of the horticulture staff in promoting the green culture on the campus.

Director Administration Mr Arif Mahmud Siddiqui also shed light on the significance of tree plantation. He said that one of the significant functions each tree offered, besides its aesthetic addition, was the sequestering of CO2, carbon dioxide.

Horticulturist NUST Mr Owais gave a briefing on the initiatives being taken for expeditiously improving the serenity of the university. He said that over 1000 tree saplings of Amaltas, Kachnar, Fiddlewood, Chenar and Sukhchan would be planted during the campaign.

Some officials from Capital Development Authority including Deputy Director General (Environment) Malik Aulya Khan were also present at the occasion. CDA would provide tree saplings to NUST to contribute its share in the ongoing tree plantation campaign at the university.