Plantation drive: 1335 saplings planted at IIUI

ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Centaurus Mall have joined hand to promote a tree plantation drive “efforts for Green Pakistan” which kicked off on Monday at new campus (H-10) of the IIUI, where as many as 1335 saplings were planted, says a Press release.
These saplings included olive, pine, sukh chain (Pongamia pinnata) and Alstonia which were planted by GM Centaurus, IIUI Rector, President, faculty members, administrations officers, Centaurus team crew and university students.
A ceremony to launch the drive was attended by General Manager Centaurus Irfan ul Haque, IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and other high ups of the both sides.
Irfan ul Haque said that plants are the guarantee of the safe environment in future. He hailed IIUI for its service to society and added that due to importance of the institution the Centaurus administration chose to start this campaign with IIUI.
“The Centaurus Mall Islamabad has initiated a drive of Green Pakistan under a phased programme where a number of trees are being planted at different locations,” he said.
He also conveyed the message of the owner of the Centaurus mall and President Sardar Group of Companies Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan that he has re-iterated the dire need of plantation in Pakistan and said that realization of this factor by every segment of the society is very imperative so that every citizen can play his or her respective role in this drive.
IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai spoke about his previous meeting with the Minister Saradar Tanveer and told that the initiative of plantation was warmly agreed by both sides. He stressed upon educational institutions to remain not only bound to books but they must come forward to address and solve the issues of society. “Educational institutions must act as solution providers” IIUI Rector maintained.
President International Islamic University Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh thanked the Centaurus Management and Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan on this noble cause. He vowed that university will take care of these plants and they will be a living symbol of bilateral constructive cooperation between both sides in future.

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