Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s largest and only integrated telecom service provider, commemorated the international Earth Day 2012 by kicking off a tree plantation campaign at its headquarters in Islamabad.
In a graceful ceremony attended by PTCL officials and employees, Senior Executive Vice President HR, Syed Mazhar Hussain launched the tree plantation campaign by planting a ‘Blue Pine’ sapling in the central gardens of the PTCL HQs building.
As part of this campaign, PTCL is planting 200 tree saplings in its HQs grounds as well as PTCL residential colonies spread across Islamabad.
“PTCL has made significant strides this past year to reduce its carbon footprint by encouraging a paperless environment and using recycled material for its products,” said Mr. Hussain on the occasion. “We are firmly committed to sustainability, and this tree plantation campaign is yet another step in our ongoing efforts to preserve and protect our precious environment for future generations.”
In 2009 United Nations designated April 22 as ‘International Mother Earth Day’. It is commemorated annually in more than 175 countries to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth‘s natural environment.