A view of recent plantation on Quetta's Sariab Road: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: Quetta’s Sariab Road has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging from its tumultuous past to showcase the resilience and beauty of nature in the face of adversity. Once marred by the specter of terrorist attacks, this road now stands as a testament to the power of collective action and environmental stewardship in the fight against climate change.

Lush Green Sariab Road Quetta

In recent years, the dualization of Sariab Road has not only improved its infrastructure but has also provided a canvas for a remarkable green initiative. Thanks to a concerted effort by the provincial government, led by Commissioner Quetta Division Hamza Shafqaat and project director Rafique Baloch, the road has been adorned with lush foliage, breathing new life into its surroundings.

Sariab Road Quetta

Plantation Imperative To Mitigate Impacts Of Climate Change

The importance of this plantation initiative cannot be overstated, particularly in the context of climate change. Trees play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, thereby helping to regulate the climate. By greening Sariab Road, not only has its aesthetic appeal been enhanced, but its ecological significance has been magnified.

The sight of youngsters flocking to the road to capture moments amidst the newly planted trees speaks volumes about the community’s enthusiasm and appreciation for this endeavor. Their engagement underscores the profound connection between people and nature, reaffirming the notion that safeguarding the environment is a collective responsibility.

Outsourcing Reflects A Strategic Approach

Crucially, the decision to outsource the plantation project to a private nursery for two years reflects a strategic approach towards ensuring its success and sustainability. By leveraging the expertise of specialized entities, the project stands poised to thrive and endure beyond its initial phase. Moreover, the eventual handover to the forest and wildlife department underscores a long-term commitment to nurturing and preserving this green oasis.

As Sariab Road blossoms into a symbol of hope and renewal, it serves as a poignant reminder that even in the face of adversity, the seeds of change can take root and flourish. Through continued dedication and collaboration, we can cultivate a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.