PESHAWAR: The University of Science and Technology (UST) in Bannu has put up a condition that students will not be awarded degrees unless they plant trees.
As per the instructions of the varsity, degrees will not be given to students unless they plant, at least, one tree.
The university administration has instructed the director academics to include an additional column pertaining to tree plantation in the clearance form for the degree.
The director academics, in a notification, has also stressed the idea of ‘Green Pakistan’ and encouraged to take an active part in tree plantation.
In October last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign and urged people from all social strata to make it a success by actively participating in it.
“This campaign is for our future. Everyone has to partake in it,” the prime minister urged, lamenting: “Pakistan is a gift but unfortunately we haven’t paid attention to its beautification.”
President Dr Arif Alvi had also appealed the nation to extend full cooperation in realizing the cherished goal of the campaign.
He urged leaders of all political parties and chief ministers of all provinces to play an active role in the ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive inaugurated by the prime minister to create a healthy and hygienic environment for the people for safe disposal of solid and liquid waste, sanitation and hygiene.