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PM Kickstarts 10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive To Combat Climate Change

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday launched the ‘Plant For Pakistan’ campaign by which the government aims to plant 10 Billion trees in Punjab.

Khan planted a sapling at the Forest Reserve in Balloki to mark the drive and also briefed those present on occasion about the implementation and also need to plant more trees to combat climate change.

He said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government aims to recover land from encroachment mafia and turn it into forests by planting trees. Khan said he aimed to make Pakistan ‘cleaner and greener’ and said that forest cover was already low in Pakistan as compared to other parts of the world.

“Seventy percent of Pakistan’s forests have been cut down in the past few years and it has created an imbalance in our environment,” Khan was quoted as saying by Geo News.

He also announced that the government will establish a wildlife reserve under Baba Guru Nanak’s name while a university will also be named after him.

The drive aims to plant 10 Billion trees. (Photo: PTI)

The premier also urged the youth of Pakistan to take part in the campaign and make Pakistan greener.

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Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam said that “Today PTI has fulfilled its electoral promise of reclaiming land from local land mafia & restoring it for purposes of afforestation”.

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During its previous tenure in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the PTI government planted a Billion trees across the province and they did so before the deadline.

The KP government added 350,000 hectares of trees both by planting and natural regeneration.

World Economic Forum confirmed it in a report in 2018 saying that the ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ was a success in KP and the government added 350,000 hectares of trees both by planting and natural regeneration to fight the effects of climate change.

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  1. Jewel Ahmed May 6, 2019

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