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Every individual should plant trees, conserve environment: Bohra community leader

By News Desk
December 08, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Dawoodi Bohra community leader Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who arrived in Pakistan on November 20 upon invitation from the Government of Pakistan and community members, departed from Islamabad International Airport on December 7.

During his stay in Karachi, a series of educational seminars took place preceded by a discourse in which Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin counselled community members towards upholding the values of an ideal civilisation and praised the natural beauties of Pakistan and the socio-economic potential the nation has to offer, said a press release issued on Thursday.

A highlight of his stay was the inauguration of Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Building - School of Law at the University of Karachi on 27th November.

Caretaker Sindh CM, Justice (Retd) Maqbool Baqar and Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Chief Dawoodi Bohra Jamat inaugurating the New Building of School of Law held at Karachi University on Monday, November 27, 2023. — PPI
Caretaker Sindh CM, Justice (Retd) Maqbool Baqar and Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Chief Dawoodi Bohra Jamat inaugurating the New Building of School of Law held at Karachi University on Monday, November 27, 2023. — PPI

After a brief two-day stay at Hyderabad, he visited Islamabad where the Government of Pakistan presented him with the country’s highest civilian honor “Nishan-i-Pakistan” on 5th December in a special investiture ceremony at the President House. 

The award acknowledges his sustained contributions to social services, including health, education, and environmental causes, and his efforts in promoting global peace and harmony.

During the course of his stay, Syedna Saheb engaged with government officials, community members, and various community-driven initiatives. He visited homes and business places of community members and emphasized the importance of being patriotic citizens, actively contributing to the country’s betterment, participating in socio-economic development, and conducting business that benefits society and the nation as a whole.

He also met Caretaker Prime Minsiter Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on 5th December. Amidst discussion, the prime minister emphasized the severity of climate change and called for urgent action and informed him about the country’s efforts in increasing its climate ambition and taking concrete steps to combat climate change.

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has urged that every individual should participate actively in environmental conservation, cleanliness & tree

plantation as an important part of our civic duty. He stressed that plantation should be taken up extensively on an individual as well government level and particular days should be declared every month when every individual takes up environmental conservation activities.

After a period of almost three weeks, Syedna Saheb departed from Pakistan. Minister for Religious and Interfaith Harmony Dr Aneeq Ahmed bade farewell to him at the Islamabad International Airport.

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