Tree planting begins at GCU new campus
Lahore:began to campaign for massive tree planting on the new campus of the state University (NPU) Lahore in collaboration with the Prime Minister of a Tiger is power, and Deputy Commissioner, Sheikhupura on Thursday.
MPA Umar Aftab Dhillon along with Vice Chancellor GCU Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi opened the campaign by planting saplings near the University boys hostel. Deputy Commissioner sheikhupura Muhammad Asghar hoy, assistant Commissioner, Ferozewala Zahid Khan and members of the GCU horticulture society and PM Tiger force were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Umar said Dhillon, research in the area of agriculture and massive tree planting is essential for food security and combat threats of climate change and environmental pollution. He said that he was a Ravian and it was a matter of great pride for him to plant a tree in the new campus of their Alma mater. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that the fight against climate change, a collective responsibility of all the people. He said that they plan to develop this new campus as a research centre for agro biotechnology. He noted that two faculties of the University will be transferred to the campus in September of this year to start academic activities, while the first phase of the campus will be completed by September 2020. Prof Zaidi said that there were some security problems in this area, and they need the support of the local administration to resolve these problems to ensure the safety of faculty, students and staff.