President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for creating spirit of gardening among people particularly youth as the government's Billion Tree Tsunami programme would benefit next generation.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of 69th Flower Show in Karachi, he said a tree is a natural factory absorbing carbon dioxide gas and producing oxygen gas which is vital for human life.
The President said there is also need for creating awareness among the youth about the importance of cleanliness in and around their houses.
On the occasion, Horticulture Society of Pakistan President Faheem Siddiqui thanked the President for gracing the show.
He said the society intends to organize the next flower show at international level. He also sought the government's support in this connection.
Saplings were also distributed among the people free of cost in the flower show.
Source: Radio Pakistan