News Desk |
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.”
“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
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.
According to the statement released earlier from Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf, the purpose of the campaign is to encourage people from various communities, organizations, business and industry and civil society to collectively plant trees.
In its previous tenure, Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf completed 1billion tree plantation project in KPK.