Environmental Pollution and our Responsibility on Earth Day, 2019

URI Pakistan organized a panel discussion on Earth Day, 2019 with the theme of Environmental Pollution and our Responsibility. On April 23, 2019 URI Pakistan arranged this panel discussion with the collaboration of COPE Pakistan, Peace Center Lahore, Faces Pakistan and Kul Maslik Ulma Board at Peace Center. Guest of honors were Bishop Irfan Jamil Church of Pakistan, Muhammad Rizwan, Fr.James Channan OP, Maulana Muhammad Asim Makhdoom , Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Pastor Majid Abel, Pastor Amjad Nimat,Pir Akhtar Rasool, Muhmmad Pervaiz Saqi, Dr.Marcus Fida, Allama Ayub Khan, Maulana Muhmmad Hussain, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Javed William, Syed Nubhar, S.A Jaffary, Qari Asgar Hanif,Fr.Marcus Daniel OP and Mr. Asher Nazir.

After interfaith prayers Mr. Asher Nazir Executive Secretary URI Pakistan and coordinator COPE Pakistan cc welcome to all guests and shared that nature is the mother of everyone. Before you were born nature was already born it was prepared for us. God created it for us and for everyone. Nature is the source of our life. He invite to Fr.James Channan OP to share the objectives of this program to the participants.

Bishop Arfan Jamil Church of Pakistan, Fr.James Channan OP Director Peace Center and Regional Coordinator URI Pakistan, Muhmmad Rizwan Provincial Minister of Environment Punjab, Dr.Badar Munir, Mufti Ashiq Hussain, Sohail Ahmad Raza, Dr.Marcus Fida, Maulana Asim Mehdoom, Qari Arif Hanif and Mr.Asher Nazir are planting a tree at peace center Lahore.

Fr.James Channan OP shared that today the entire World is facing global warming. People are facing problem by nature in different countries. Pakistan also affected from it. For clean and green Pakistan we have to plant trees because if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the pollution. So we have no time to waste. Nature is like air: if you breathe it, you cannot feel it. But when it’s lacking you will very strongly feel its importance. We should care for our Earth.  Provincial Minister of Environment Punjab shared in his views that Government of Pakistan is working on tree plantation in Pakistan and today I am happy and congratulate to Fr.James Channan OP that he organized this program on Earth Day with the theme of  Environmental Pollution and our Responsibility. Today our World need of us that we contribute something for our environment and reduce pollution by planting a tree. Join hands with us, and let’s make this world a better place, we think everyone has to play their role. Therefore, we encourage each of you to take initiatives in any way you can. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, a working professional a house wife, or an organization.

All panelists agreed that together we should work on plantation in Pakistan. Without nature, there are no houses, there is no food… no air, no life. Nature is balance to live; we each have to fight for the survival of the other. Nature is the king of joy. With Bishop Arfan Jamil Church of Pakistan and Muhammad Rizwan Provincial Minister Environment Punjab all the honorable guests planted a tree and prayer together as Christians and Muslims for peace of Pakistan. Mr.Javed William President Faces Pakistan thanked all participants and said that for our environment we should take some practical steps and plant trees in different places and venues. Today we are people from different institutions, organizations and media now this is our responsibility that we work for plantation and make Pakistan clean and green. Bishop Ifran Jamil said that next tree we will plant at Cathedral Church of Pakistan in Lahore.

Report Submitted by:
Asher Nazir
Executive Secretary
URI Pakistan

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