KARACHI: Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited launched its ‘green campaign’ on the nation’s 71st Independence Day at a special tree plantation ceremony held at the Urban Forest park in Clifton, Karachi. Shaniera Akram, wife of renowned Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram, inaugurated the ceremony to plant 1,000 trees at Shahzad Qureshi’s urban forest.
A further 2,000 trees have been planted in district Lasbela at Byco’s Bowzer village, near its refinery in Balochistan. Byco has concurrently launched a campaign offering complimentary pouches of 2 million moringa tree seeds to its customers to plant and help ‘make Pakistan green again’.
“Pakistan’s green cover has reached alarmingly low levels, falling below 2%. This, along with other factors, has given rise to the Urban Heat Island effect in Karachi and other parts of the country, which claimed the precious lives of thousands of our citizens recently,’’ said BPPL GM and Head of Communications Shehryar Ahmad.