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PM Khan launches plantation drive on land retrieved from encroachment mafia

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a plantation campaign titled “10 Billion Tsunami Tree Plantation Drive” in Nankana Sahib on Saturday 9th February. The plantation program in Nankana Sahib is part of the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive. The premier will plant a sapling at a Forest reserve in Balloki.

Prime Minister Imran Khan sharing the news on Twitter stated that “We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme and reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wildlife parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution.”

Deputy Commissioner Nankana Raja Mansoor Ahmed told the APP that 2500 school children along with Imran Khan will plant 10,000 saplings in the tree plantation drive.

It heralds the seriousness found on the part of the government of Pakistan to mitigate and save Pakistan from the harsh consequences anticipated for the 200 million people of Pakistan in the coming years.

“The district administration has retrieved 2,500 acres of government land from illegal occupants,” he added. “A forest reserve would be developed on 1,500 acres of land while a Wildlife Sanctuary would be built on the remaining 1,000 acres of retrieved land,” the deputy commissioner said.

Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf leader Anila Khwaja sharing the news on Twitter stated that the 2500 acres land have been retrieved from the encroachment.

It is the first grand-scale plantation drive initiated on the recovered land in Pakistan.

The state-level plantation drive is initiated to tackle the serious climate changes hampering Pakistan. It heralds the seriousness found on the part of the government of Pakistan to mitigate and save Pakistan from the harsh consequences anticipated for the 200 million people of Pakistan in the coming years.

According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2018, Pakistan is amongst the ten most leading victims of global climatic change. Consequently, Pakistan is facing rising temperatures, reduce rainfall, drought-like conditions, and melting of glaciers at a rapid speed.

Read more: PM Khan launches countrywide tree plantation drive

The government of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf has been appreciated for taking timely tangible steps to protect the ecology of Pakistan.


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