Message by the Chief of the Naval Staff on World Environment Day – 05 June 2018
Islamabad, June 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): World Environment Day is celebrated globally on 5 June to mark the significance of environment, raise awareness regarding its protection and contemplate ways and means to mitigate threats to environment. Theme selected this year for the World Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. This theme seeks to urge governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and reduce the production and excessive usage of single-use plastic which are polluting our surroundings, damaging life and threatening human health.
Pakistan Navy (PN) celebrates World Environment Day to underscore the significance of environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness on protecting the marine environment.Being a major affectee of marine pollution in Karachi Harbour, PN has initiated numerous measures and actions to reduce pollution. These measures range from systematic collection of solid waste from harbour, large scale plantation of mangroves in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan, and sensitizing concerned Government and non-Government organizations about the implications of marine pollution.
While awareness remains a vital factor, a number of activities have been planned at field level to promote awareness and inculcate a sense of responsibility among all to save and preserve the environment. I expect PN to contribute in this national obligation with dedicated efforts to make the planned events worthwhile and successful.
On this day let us commit, that we owe it to ourselves and to posterity, to be the saviour of environment that is a blessing of Allah SWT.I urge all my countrymen to join hands with PN in providing clean and better environment to ourselves and our future generations.
For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan