“World Environment Day’ under the ambit of United Nations, is celebrated on 5th of June every year, to raise awareness about the significance of healthy and green environment. It aims to promote environmental measures for improving the quality of life, especially for our future generations, under the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This year’s theme adopted for the World Environment Day is ‘Air Pollution’; which is a major source of concern for the mankind. It seeks to explore renewable energy and green technologies to improve air quality in the cities and regions, across the world.
Pakistan Navy also celebrates World Environment Day to underscore the significance of environment and undertakes numerous protection measures; focusing on the marine environment. PN has launched various initiatives, such as Trees & Mangroves plantation campaign, banned use of polythene bags in Naval premises, collection of solid waste in harbours and installation of Reed Bed Reverse Osmosis Plants for Sewerage Water Treatment in residential areas. In addition, relevant Government and Non-Government organizations are also sensitized and their co-operation solicited in undertaking these environment protection measures.
While ‘Air Pollution’ is a global nemesis affecting everyone, a number of activities have been planned by Pakistan Navy’s Field Commands to inculcate a sense of responsibility among all personnel to preserve our precious environment. I expect all Units under Command to put up dedicated efforts to make these events a success.
On this day, let us reaffirm our commitment and resolve to ensure a cleaner and safer environment; especially against air and marine pollution which directly affects our quality of life. I would also urge the industrial community to come together and embrace best practices and principles for the protection and preservation of our shared asset; The Environment.”
Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi – Chief of Naval Staff Pakistan
05 June 2019