Vice-Chancellor of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) Prof Dr Athar Mahboob has said that the planet Earth is our home and it is our responsibility to pass it on to future generations in a safe manner. The Vice-Chancellor expressed these views on the occasion of the awareness walk organized by the Institute of Agro-Industry and Environment IUB on World Environment Day.

He said that every year on this day, the United Nations raises awareness for the protection of the environment by celebrating World Environment Day so that measures can be taken for the survival of the natural environment. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is to eliminate plastic pollution. Individual and collective efforts are needed for the preservation and survival of life on Earth.

IUB has formed an Inter-University Consortium for Conservation and Survival. The purpose of this consortium is to unite the experts and resources of national and international universities to protect the environment so that this big challenge can be effectively faced. IUB under the leadership of Dr Athar Mahboob has received this honor for leading universities around the world for the survival and protection of the environment.

On this occasion, Dr Ghulam Hassan Abbasi said that all members of the society should take steps for the growth and protection of animals, birds, plants and trees in the national interest. Due to global warming, the rainfall rate in Pakistan is decreasing significantly. Emissions of greenhouse gases from vehicles, factories, and deforestation are increasing, resulting in changes in the biological balance of Pakistan’s agricultural system. Due to various types of pollution, the organisms in the air, land and sea are under threat.

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