SU marks Pakistan Day in advance by initiating massive plantation drive, VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat inaugurates the campaign
One witnessed a splendid plantation ceremony held opposite SU boys’ hostels under the theme “Plant for Pakistan Day” at University of Sindh Jamshoro. VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat planted saplings at the said site to kick off the campaign as Chief Guest of the ceremony in the presence of varsity pro vice chancellor, deans, academic and administrative heads, faculty and students.
Dr. Burfat in his remarks on the occasion said that Sindh University was a home to 35 thousand on-campus students; if one student planted one tree SU would have 35 thousand trees at a stretch.
The Vice Chancellor added that environment had, of late, grown to be globe’s greatest concern, as one witnessed unbearably steep rises in the mercury world over, with Pakistan being one of the severely-hit states in the world in the given context.
“We have initiated this drive under the slogan of “Plant for Pakistan Day”. Under this drive theme, we will be accessing every nook and corner of SU premises to plant 50 thousand more environment-friendly trees”, said Dr. Burfat.
Dr. Burfat eulogized the recent initiative of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah banning use of polythene bags; observing that it was a bold and much-needed step in the right direction.
The vice chancellor added that unchecked industrialization, deforestation, lack of public ownership and absence of political patronage were among many causes behind environmental deterioration.
“We must realize our role, plant more and more trees and impress upon law and policy-makers to effectively legislate to safeguard environments. This way alone we can preserve our planet,” Dr. Burfat urged.
Dr. Burfat extended special compliments and appreciation to SU in-charge Plantation Prof. Nabila Shah Jeelani and her team upon turning SU campus green and clean by virtue of their continuous hard work.
Those who were in attendance at this occasion included SU Registrar Prof. Dr. Ameer Ali Abro, PVC-SU Campus Dadu Prof. Dr. Muniruddin Soomro, PVC-SU Campus Lakana Prof. Dr. Azahar Ali Shah, Deans: Prof. Dr. Abdul Rasool Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasiro, Prof. Dr. Zareen Abbasi, Member SU Syndicate Dr. Asdullah Bulledi and academic and administrative heads: Dr. Abdul Sattar Shah, Dr. Sumera Umrani, Dr. Sadaf Tabbasum Qureshi, Dr. Tariq Hassan Umrani, Dr. Ishaq Samejo, Dr. Shuja Ahmed Mahesar, Dr. Sarfraz Ali Tunio, Dr. Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, Dr. Hakim Ali Mahesar, Prof. Imran Hallepoto, Dr. Fiyaz Latif, Dr. Imtiaz Ali Korejo, Dr. Intzar Lashari, Prof. Waheeda Baloch, Dr. Ghulam Saqib Buriro, Dr. Mubark Ali Lashari, Ajved Ahmed Bhatti and others.