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Decision taken to plant sapling in name of each student in federal educational institutions

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On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a countrywide tree plantation campaign from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The campaign aims to plant 10 billion trees across the country over the span of the next five years.

Prime Minister Imran Khan himself took part in the campaign and planted a tree at Haripur. The public education schools and institutions remained open. Students and teachers in different cities of Peshawar, Kohat, Charsadda, Lower Kohistan, Toba Tek Singh, Shikarpur and Malakand and other locations took part in the campaign in large numbers.

Imran Khan took to his Twitter and said, “Today we launch our tree plantation drive #Plant4Pakistan across the entire country,” he said in a message on Twitter. “I want everyone to join this #GreenPakistan drive so we can counter the twin threats of climate change and pollution confronting our future generations.”

DG FDE directed all concerned authorities to plant a sapling in name of each student in the educational institutions to make sure formal start of Green Pakistan campaign, launched two days before by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

“There are 200 points at which the campaign is being started,” said PM Khan while talking to the media, adding that it would be spread throughout the country. “This campaign will go on for five years and we will make all of Pakistan green.” “This is not the job of the government or one person; this is the whole nation’s problem. If we don’t start planting trees now, the whole country can become a desert,” he said.

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The idea behind ‘10 billion Tree Tsunami Campaign 2018’ is to tackle the climatic changes happening in Pakistan. Pakistan is among the top 10 countries in the world to be adversely affected by the climatic changes. He remarked that plantation would curb the environmental problems of smog and air pollution.

Meanwhile, Director General Federal Directorate of Education has decided to plant a sapling in the name of each student in federal educational institutions. According to media reports, DG FDE directed all concerned authorities to plant a sapling in name of each student in the educational institutions to make sure formal start of Green Pakistan campaign, launched two days before by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a countrywide tree plantation campaign from Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The campaign aims to plant 10 billion trees across the country over the span of the next five years.

DG Hasanaat Ahmad Qureshi said that they will plant 2, 50,000 saplings in name of each student in 423 educational institutions of federal capital while the respective students would be responsible for the safety and protection of these plants. He said, however, organization will provide complete assistance to student regarding sapling growth.

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After incumbent government announcement of planting 10 billion saplings across the country within five years, federal education institutions while starting formal implementation on the drive launched tree-plantation drive.

Moreover, 40,000 saplings apart from federal education institutions will be planted in the Capital that includes 10, 000 saplings under Metropolitan Corporation, 5,000 saplings in sides of airport under NHA, 22,000 saplings in Margalla Hills National Park and 2,000 saplings in Quaid e Azam University.

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