Naval Chief CNS Amjad Khan Niazi reaffirms Pakistan Navy’s efforts against climate change

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Pakistan Navy Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi has reaffirmed navy’s continuing efforts to tackle environment change and commitment to raise awareness regarding the significance of healthy environment.

In a statement issued on the occasion of World Environment Day being hosted by Pakistan, CNS Admiral Amjad Khan stressed upon the significance of this day as it aims to promote environmental measures for improving the quality of life, especially for our future generations, under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

On this day, let us reaffirm our commitment and resolve to ensure a cleaner and safer environment 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, said Pakistan Navy Chief.

The naval chief also underscored the fact that this year’s theme adopted for the World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’; a major concern for the mankind. Ecosystem restoration means bringing back plants and animals from the brink of extinction, from the peaks of the mountains to the depths of seas. Setting the right priorities, Pakistan has been proactively focusing on measures to protect the environment so as to reduce destruction caused by a myriad of anthropogenic activities. In the same context, this year, Pakistan is hosting World Environment Day for the first time and numbers of activities are scheduled by various ministries and other public and private entities to generate awareness among masses about the importance of restoration and conservation of the environment.

There is no denying the fact that ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ is a global undertaking requiring response at a massive scale, noted CNS Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi.

Pakistan Navy also celebrates World Environment Day to underscore the significance of environment and undertakes numerous protection measures; focusing particularly on the marine environment. PN has launched various initiatives, such as Trees & Mangroves plantation campaigns, banned use of polythene bags in naval premises, collection of solid waste in harbors and installation of Reed Bed Reverse Osmosis Plants for Sewerage Water Treatment in residential areas, remarked the navy chief.