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“…every house must have a tree - a step towards Green Pakistan.”

July 31, 2009

Author: Atif Abbas

Committee: Environment
Dossier # 007
Version # 002
Proposal

Committee on Environment

Plant a tree: Pakistan

Insaf Research Wing (IRW) is a part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (movement for justice a political party,
PTI). IRW was created in 2009 to carry out research in order to find solutions for problems in Pakistan.
The foremost goal of IRW is to keep people of Pakistan and PTI informed and prepared.
The wing is composed of committees. Each committee addresses issues related to its field of expertise.
The committees defined as of yet are (i) Socio-Political (ii) Technological (iii) Defense (iv) Energy (v)
Poverty alleviation (vi) Industrialization (vii) Healthcare (viii) Foreign affairs (ix) Media/public relations
(x) Membership (xi) Expatriates (xii) Education (xiii) Surveying (xiv) Economics (xv) Environment.
The research reports/papers are either commissioned by the central executive committee of PTI or
committee members of IRW. PTI members can also suggest IRW to consider researching on a matter they
find important. IRW welcomes any contributions in the form of scholarly work addressing important
issues. Nevertheless, after the author(s) sends the document it is peer reviewed before getting published.
In the process of peer review the document is technically analyzed and scrutinized. The procedure is
necessary to maintain quality control. However, varying opinions & ideas are not penalized.
Apart from working on research reports/papers which shed light on problems and provide basic
solutions, IRW undertakes the task of preparing extensive policies for PTI. These detailed and in-depth
policy documents are a combination of input from several professionals who are well versed in the
subject. IRW also serves as a check on the reigning government’s policies.
The Wing does not follow a preset ideology while carrying out research. IRW does not endorse any
opinion presented in a published report/paper as an official position. Likewise, several research
reports/paper on a similar subject published by IRW can have contradictory recommendations
though it should be noted that these point of views are sole responsibility of the author(s). Very
rarely when there is a complete consensus on a certain research report/paper within IRW only
then it is recommended to PTI for official perusal. Any published document by the wing does not
constitute it as an official position of PTI unless otherwise stated.
Insaf Research Wing works at a national level but its members are located throughout the world bringing
in the much needed international experience. IRW practices an open membership policy valid for all
Pakistanis regardless of religion or race. Nevertheless, members of other nationalities from international
organizations interested in helping Pakistan are always welcome to join IRW.

Published reports of IRW can be accessed at PTI’s website www.insaf.pk. The headquarter of IRW is
located at PTI’s Central Secretariat, Street No. 84, Sector G-6/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Copyright © 2009 by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf All rights reserved.
The contents of this report/paper cannot be reproduced without prior permission of IRW.

Insaf Research Wing

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Committee on Environment

Plant a tree:
Pakistan
In order to create awareness in our youth about
playing a constructive role in the society and to
make our environment green, Pakistan
Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) can make a difference
through a campaign. The vision is every house
must have a tree - a step towards Green
Pakistan.
Society - Plants

Where there are school-going children smoking
and burning their cells – there is smoke from
industries and vehicles through out the country.
Where there is depression among citizens –
there is hatred against the corrupt ruling class.
In a viewpoint, we are losing the gratification of
life and the essence of nature.
Our society has become materialistic and
artificial,
technologically
fast
and
psychologically distressed, occupied with the
lust of luxurious items & greed for more money,
hollow of moral values and empty of ethical
responsibilities
desperately
requires
an
impression of nature. Plants provide sense of
comfort by cooling the surroundings; they
provide pleasant ecosystem - filter dust and
replenish oxygen supply.
“Plant trees. They give us two of the most
crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and
books.” (A. Whitney Brown).
Inspire – Young Blood

The lifeblood of this movement [PTI] is young
guns, who need to comprehend an approach
towards looking at society to scrutinize it for
bringing change - influence others through
individual act(s). Perception is to be induced in
them to consider ecological factors beside ecosocio-political aspects.

Insaf Research Wing

Plant a tree: Pakistan

We can influence the development of
conscience of youngsters by making them think
as a responsible citizen – realizing them they
are worthy of taking responsibilities for the
betterment of humanity. Apprehend to them
that their one small step of planting a tree will
be beneficial to the environment and the next
generation(s). Inspire them by setting a
campaign in motion; revive nature especially in
regions where there are very few trees summer break the records and winter brings
mist. This may encourage them to participate in
welfare activities and ignite an ambition of
serving their own country.
Green Pakistan: Campaign

PTI can start a campaign „Green Pakistan‟ of
planting trees from its own offices in all the
provinces by its senior-officials [a step towards
green Pakistan].
Spread the message of the campaign (every
house must have a tree) among existing
members; ask them to save money - in summer
and/or winter they plant a tree in their houses.
Even the seeds of fruits consumed in everyday
life can be used in the plantation procedure.
Address people by adding message of Green
Pakistan in the banners, stickers, membership
tickets and on the website (e-mail) - effectively
utilizing membership process. Thus, every new
member plants a tree, it‟s about personal
efforts for the community; all humans are aware
of the significance a tree has - PTI just has to
develop the custom.
Members can influence youngsters in their
acquaintance by their act of planting trees; the
process continues and we can make Pakistan
green.

The author is a research scholar; he planted a
tree in his house, last year.
[E-mail, A2: atieph@yahoo.com]

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