1,000 fruit trees to be planted at QAU to celebrate Independence Day


ISLAMABAD: In connection with the 70th Independence Day and 50 years of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad celebrations, Quaid-e-Azam University Alumni Association (QAUAA), in collaboration with Muhammad Ali Saeed Foundation (MASF) and QAU administration, would plant one thousand fruit trees on August 17 and 18 at the campus of QAU. It will be attended by members of alumni association, university administration, faculty, employees and students of QAU. It will be the first phase of plantation drive and subsequently one thousand trees would be planted each year.

According to the QAU Alumni Association Secretary General Muhammad Murtaza Noor, this activity will be undertaken as a follow up of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed between QAUAA, MASF and QAU administration on July 20, 2017. In the MOU, agreement was reached to plant one thousand fruit trees each year to highlight the importance of mass afforestation campaigns to reverse global warming, pollution, rising diseases and desertification.

The secretary general said, “Sustainable sites have already been selected in consultation with horticulture cell of the university.”  He further added, “In consultation with all the concerned stakeholders a proper monitoring mechanism will be developed for better sustainability and maintenance of the plants.”