PM Launches 10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive
Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched plant for Pakistan campaign by planting a sapling at the forest reserve in Balloki near Sheikhupura.
He formally inaugurated the campaign by planting a sapling.
During the campaign 10,000 saplings will be planted by 2,500 school children all over the country during the next five years aimed at eliminating pollution and making Pakistan green.
On the occasion, the prime minister was briefed about the tree plantation campaign.
Addressing the public gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the government will undertake massive plantation across Pakistan after the retrieval of lands from the grabbers and convert them into forests.
He said there is an acute shortage of forests in Pakistan as the country is at the 8th number among the countries with forest covers in the world.
The Prime Minister said government is taking serious measures for reforestation in the country.
He expressed regret over the elimination of forests in Changa Manga, Mian Chunnu and Kundian by the land grabbers and vowed to reclaim these lands and convert them into forests.
He said that pollution is aggravating in Pakistan day by day and if the solid measures are not taken on time, our next generation will suffer a lot due to excess of pollution.
Prime Minister urged the youth to widely participate in the plantation campaign to make it a success to materialize the dream of green and pollution-free Pakistan.