As Pakistan celebrates its 71 years of independence, BankIslami Pakistan Ltd, one of the leaders of Islamic Banking in Pakistan, has given a meaningful spin to the Independence Day celebrations through its ‘Plantation for the Nation’ campaign where Bank’s staff came out of offices and planted trees on a greenbelt situated at University Road, Karachi. BankIslami also endowed 270 saplings to the management of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East, Karachi with the aim to make Pakistan greener.
It is pertinent to note that in the first phase of the ‘Plant a Hope’ initiative in June, 2018, every single branch of BankIslami across Pakistan planted 3 trees each in an effort to secure a greener future for the country.
BankIslami stays committed to giving back to the Pakistani society through its CSR initiatives. The ‘Plantation for the Nation’ campaign aims not only to counter polluted air, rising temperatures, and drop in annual rainfall in the buzzing metropolis of Karachi, but also to raise awareness about the importance of plants and its impact on the environment.
Moeed Anwar- Chairman DMC East Karachi, Deputy Commissioner East Karachi, Hasan Bilgrami – CEO and Syed Amir Ali – Deputy CEO BankIslami, were also there to set the motion of the event. “Pakistan is among the countries that are likely to bear the worst consequences of climate change in years to come.” said Syed Amir Ali, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, BankIslami. “Karachi is even more susceptible to the adverse effects of the phenomenon due to deforestation and rapid infrastructure development. Thus, it’s high time that we tackle this issue and make Pakistan sustainable for ourselves and our future generations.”
The Bank hopes that its commitment to persistently contribute to the country’s socioeconomic development will make Pakistan a better place for current generation and the generations to come. Hence, BankIslami welcomes other corporate players to join hands for the cause and ensure a clean and healthy environment for today and tomorrow.