KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) as the nation’s bank is playing its role by advocating, promoting and enhancing environmental conservation. NBP’s Green Plantation Campaign, ‘Green Initiative’ is a part of the bank’s CSR programme through which thousands of plants are being planted throughout Pakistan. To take this initiative further and to combat and improve the situation, Jamal Baquar, SEVP/Group Chief, Corporate Banking Group, and Shaukat Mahmood, EVP/Group Head, Service Quality Group, initiated the plantation drive at Gwadar by planting saplings at the Gwadar Development Authority Hospital. The hospital is counted as one of the best hospitals of Pakistan and it is the first hospital to initiate surgeries in Gwadar. Keeping in mind the significance of this hospital, NBP has donated 300 saplings to beautify the hospital and improve the environment. Speaking on the occasion, Baquar said, “Tree plantation on a large scale is essential to avert pollution and counter the negative impact of climate change.”  

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2019.