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PHA gears up for massive tree plantation during monsoon

LAHORE   –   The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) and Chiesi Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the monsoon tree plantation campaign in the provincial capital.

According to official sources, PHA Marketing Director Amir Ibrahim and Chiesi Pharmaceuticals CEO Umar Masood signed the MoU.

The pharmaceutical company provided 5,000 plants to the PHA for the monsoon tree plantation and more 5,000 would be provided in the coming week. After the MoU signing ceremony, the officials of the PHA and the pharmaceutical company also planted saplings in Jilani Park.

PHA Chairman Yasir said as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the PHA was striving for planting maximum trees. “Collaboration of the government and private companies will make the tree plantation campaign a success,” he added. PHA Vice Chairman Hafiz Zeeshan Rashid said that he was grateful to the pharmaceuticals company for providing plants for monsoon tree plantation campaign. 

“Citizens including public and private institutions should also participate in the campaign,” he added.

PHA Director General Jawad Ahmad Qureshi said that trees and plants were a guarantor of clean and healthy environment. “The PHA will plant more than 500,000 trees and shrubs during the monsoon tree plantation campaign,” he pledged.

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