The University of Science and Technology (UST), Bannu, has introduced a new rule for students.
According to this rule, students will not be awarded their degrees until they plant one tree. The university administration has given instructions to the director academics in this regard. Under the new rule, the clearance form for the degree will bear an additional column pertaining to tree plantation.
The director academics has also issued a notification, underlining the importance of ‘Green Pakistan’ and encouraging the students to participate actively in tree plantation.
It is pertinent to mention here that the government had launched a countrywide campaign called ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ a few months ago. Prime Minister Imran Khan urged people from all sections to make this campaign a success with their participation.
“This campaign is for our future. Everyone has to partake in it,” said the premier. He also resented that not much has been done regarding the beautification of the country. “Pakistan is a gift but unfortunately we haven’t paid attention to its beautification,” he said.
President Dr. Arif Alvi also appealed the public to cooperate in making the campaign successful. He called for all the political parties and chief ministers of all provinces to play their part in the drive launched by the PM to ensure a healthy and hygienic environment for people.