World Environment Day is celebrated globally on 5 June to mark the significance
of environment raise awareness regarding its protection and contemplate ways and
means to mitigate threats to environment. Theme selected this year for the World
Environment Day is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. This theme seeks to urge governments,
industries, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable
alternatives and reduce the production and excessive usage of single-use plastic which
are polluting our surroundings, damaging life and threatening human health.
Pakistan Navy (PN) celebrates World Environment Day to underscore the
significance of environment in Pakistan and to promote awareness on protecting the
marine environment. Being a major affectee of marine pollution in Karachi Harbour, PN
has initiated numerous measures and actions to reduce pollution. These measures
range from systematic collection of solid waste from harbour large scale plantation of
mangroves in coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan and sensitizing concerned
Government and non Government organizations about the implications of marine
pollution. While awareness remains a vital factor a number of activities have been
planned at field level to promote awareness and inculcate a sense of responsibility
among all to save and preserve the environment.
On this day let us commit that we owe it to ourselves and to posterity to be the
saviour of environment that is a blessing of Allah SWT. I urge all my countrymen to join
hands with PN in providing clean and better environment to ourselves and our future
generations.

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