Govt to achieve tree plantation target as per its manifesto: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would achieve the target of planting billion trees on which the slogans and manifesto of his party.
Addressing a ceremony after inaugurating monsoon tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling in Islamabad on Monday, the Prime Minister expressed resolve to fight the climate change effects by planting trees across the country to protect environment for the future generations.
He said the youth has a major role to play in making the tree plantation drive a success.
Imran Khan said every Pakistani should plant two saplings on 18th of this month, taking part in the national drive. He said the Forest Department, districts administrations, and other relevant departments will actively participate in tree plantation drive, which will continue for the next four years.
The Prime Minister regretted that the climate of the country has turned warm due to massive cutting of trees, which can be reversed by planting trees particularly in the urban centers. He said national parks will be developed across the country. He said Pakistan will become an example for the world in making the land green.
Imran Khan said PTI made Billion Tree Tsunami project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a success, which was also recognized by world environment organizations; and now the nationwide drive will also be pursued effectively.
Last week, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar launched tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the Punjab House Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that maximum tree plantation was needed to avoid the climate change impacts.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday accorded approval to a water project presented by the Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt General (Retd) Muzammil Hussain to resolve the water crisis of Sindh province including Karachi.
The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding water resources and water related issues in the country. Faisal Vawda briefed PM on the water crisis in Sindh, especially in Karachi whereas WAPDA Chairman briefed PM with the proposed plan for solving the problem.
The Prime Minister gave nod to the plan in the meeting to address the water crisis in the country. Federal Minister for Water Resources said that the project would change the destiny of the people of Sindh and Pakistan.
The official announcement of the project will be announced soon by the Minister of Water Resources Faisal Vawda. – NNI