SIALKOT: The Punjab Rangers launched a “Rangers Environment Protection And Improvement Drive” (REPAID) in Sialkot by planting a sapling at Head Marala near here Tuesday. The students of the Rangers Public School Bajwat delivered speeches on the importance of tree plantation.
Wing Commander Lt-Col. Tariq Khan planted a sapling there. On this occasion he sought maximum community participation for protecting the environment and wild life as well, terming it a national obligation of every Pakistani.
He urged every person to plant at least a sibling in Sialkot in a bid to play his pivotal role for providing the pollution free atmosphere to the young generation.
Lt-Col. Tariq Khan told the newsmen that “Rangers Environment Protection And Improvement Drive” (REPAID) has been launched in all the Rangers Headquarters across Pakistan with a sole aim to make collective efforts for protecting the environment and wild life.
He added that an awareness-raising campaign had already been started in the bordering villages along the Sialkot Working Bounder in both neighbouring Sialkot and Narowal districts, as the maximum saplings were being planted by the local notables and the Rangers officials.