KARACHI: The overwhelming number of deaths during the recent heatwave in the city has prompted concerned citizens into action. Residents of Karachi today pledged to plant 100,000 trees in the city to battle extreme weather brought about by climate change.
Addressing a meeting organised by the Pakistan Green Movement, Naim Qureishi of the National Forum for Environment and Health stressed the importance of making Karachi a greener city than it currently is.
“Indifference has already deprived our city of a much-needed buffer against climate change,” said Qureishi.
Sahar Taher Khan, the coordinator of the Pakistan Green Movement, said that the threat of future heat waves commands pragmatism in order to prevent devastation of the sort seen in June.