Ministry launched tree plantation campaign to celebrate the seventy years of Independence


Ministry of Human Rights celebrates 14th August with plantation of 70 trees


Islamabad, 11-8-2017: Ministry of Human Rights in collaboration with Capital Development Authority (CDA) launched the tree plantation campaign here in Islamabad on Friday to celebrate the seventy years of Independence. The Federal Secretary for Human Rights, Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha, along with representatives of civil society and officers of the Ministry of Human Rights launched the plantation campaign by planting the trees here at Rose and Jasmine Garden in Islamabad. Besides, Senator Nuzhat Saddique, Mr. Zahid Mahboob, Director Training & Programme PBSA and large number of street children from the Child Protection Center were also present on this occasion.

The Federal Secretary for Human Rights, Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha shared that this plantation campaign will be launched in all regional offices. She said the theme of plantation campaign is “70 years-70 trees”. She added that the trees are being planted to symbolize life, prosperity and protection of the environment. Ministry of Human Rights considers the right to a clean and safe environment as a substantive rights. The UN draft principles from 1994 refer to these in detail. It is in this context, that, environmental human rights encompass right to clean and safe environment as well protection of environment. Engaging street children was central to emphasize in relevant of marginalized segments in the development and progress of the country as a nation, she said. While congratulating all participants on the 70 years of Independence, Secretary for Human Rights stated that it is a dire need of time to be united and to work collectively for the prosperity of our country. “We believe that good environment and clean air are part of rights for a healthy life and therefore, linked to human rights”, she added. She further said we want to contribute in making our environment safe and healthy adding that today’s campaign affirms that spirit.

She said that Ministry of human Rights is already putting all out efforts for uplift of human rights and we want to work collectively with our partners in taking up any such initiative which leads to better life for a common man.