Urban Forest will cover the area from Sohrab Goth to Maripur; plantation was done in collaboration with Dawoodi Bohra Community and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Spokesperson of the Sindh Government and Advisor for Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab inaugurated on Thursday the Lyari River Urban Forest along Lyari Expressway at Maripur Interchange.
13000 saplings of 35 different species have been planted in Lyari Urban Forest.
The Lyari River Urban Forest plantation was organized in collaboration with Nazaft Organization Dawoodi Bohra Community and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Murtaza Wahab said on this occasion that urban forest is the most important need of the hour, and its establishment is very necessary to eliminate environmental pollution. He further said that people from other communities and social sectors, including the business community, should pay attention to this because planting trees is the best charity.
He said that this tree trail will be made from Sohrab Goth to Maripur. “We are also working on the Malir Expressway.”
“Today friends of civil society are present at the Lyari River, they promised to plant 15,000 saplings. They came to us, so we decided to support them.”
The saplings of different types have been planted and testing was done before regular planting. The entire belt from Sohrab Goth to Maripur Road will be planted so that the people of Karachi can breathe fresh air.
“In the next four to five years, if you all support us, we will establish more than a hundred urban forests and plant millions of trees. May it be established in the city and other parts of the country” Wahab concluded. (PR)