Karachi, March 23, 2021 – Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has taken a great step forward in terms of its CSR activities and launched PSX HaraBharaPakistan campaign in line with the efforts of Government of Pakistan to promote greenery and tree plantation in Pakistan.
Marking this year’s Pakistan Day, the Stock Exchange held a simple but meaningful event to resolve that it is committed to add to the efforts of making Pakistan green through the Green Pakistan Initiative to educate people to nurture plants and promote greenery. The launch event held at the Exchange included seeding of a plant by CEO PSX Mr. Farrukh H. Khan, plant giveaways, and video recordings with messages by PSX senior management for PSX’s social media promotion connected to this campaign. Along with the senior management and staff of PSX, present at the occasion was the Chairman, Pakistan Stock Broker’s Association (PSBA), Mr. Aqeel Karim Dhedhi, who took great interest in the proceedings of the event.
Speaking at the occasion, the MD & CEO of PSX, Mr. Farrukh Khan, said, “I am very happy to announce that Pakistan Stock Exchange has launched the HaraBharaPakistan campaign. This is in keeping with the Stock Exchange’s tradition of organising productive and beneficial CSR activities for our community & environment and in line with Government of Pakistan’s objective of promoting a green Pakistan”. He further stated, “Pakistan is one of the countries most impacted by climate change. Hence it is very important for the government and private sector to focus on environmental issues for the sake of our future generations. We appreciate the tree plantation effort started by the PM and fully support it. We are giving away 200 plants to individuals to kick-start this campaign which will include efforts to educate people and spread awareness of the importance of planting trees and shrubs. By planting a sapling here at the Exchange, we hope to send our message across to all our compatriots that we must invest in our future by planting trees which is akin to having a green portfolio and a sound investment, thereby securing our future”.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman PSBA, Mr. Aqeel Dhedhi, said, “On this occasion of the launch of HaraBharaPakistan campaign by PSX marking Pakistan Day, PSBA stands together with Pakistan Stock Exchange to resolve that it is committed to help make Pakistan green. Just as a huge tree starts with a small sapling, we hope that this campaign will also grow large enough to spread its branches and provide a green shade all over Pakistan”.
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