An extensive tree plantation campaign, ‘Go Green DHA’ initiated jointly by DHA Karachi and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to add to the greenery of the area in a massive manner kicked off today. Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed planted a sapling of a fruit tree in a ceremony held at DHA Phase-VIII to formally mark the beginning of the environment friendly Green DHA campaign.
During the campaign a mammoth number of 30,000 plants of different species are being planted all along the roads, avenues, khayabans, streets, medians and parks of DHA. Paradoxically a record number of 100,000 trees are being planted at the upcoming DHA City Karachi project truly in accordance with its declared status of a sustainable, green and smart city of Pakistan. The versatile team of DHA Horticulture Directorate will properly water, nurture and look after the planted saplings to ensure their proper growth and protection.
A record number of 100,000 plants of various trees will be planted all along the nook and corner of DCK during the campaign. This is a momentous initiative of DHA towards making 12000 acres of DCK terrain truly green in all aspects in accordance with its declared status of a sustainable green city of Pakistan. The saplings of appropriate fruit and shady trees will be planted across the undulating semi hilly terrain of DCK that will significantly add to the vegetation and greenery of the area making DCK an environment/eco friendly residential project of significance. PD DCK said that ‘Go Green DHA’ is not only a campaign but a versatile action plan that will go a long way to mitigate environmental degradation and global warning in DHA City.
The stake holders of the campaign apart from DHA/DCK include World Wide Fund for Nature, Cantonment Board Clifton, Sindh Forest Dept, National Forum for Environment and Health, Mera Karachi Group, Critical Mass of Bikers, Institute of Architects Pakistan Chapter, Pakistan Green Building Council, Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan, the Pack-Group of Heavy Bikers, Osmani & Company and Defence Central Library.