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Green Pakistan tree planting campaign to be inaugurated on Feb 9

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will formally inaugurate the ‘Green Pakistan’ campaign on Thursday February 9 and kick start the ‘Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2017’.

The day is also being celebrated as “National Green Day” throughout Pakistan, who primarily aims will be planting hundreds of thousands of “indigenous and local” tree species in all provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan by involving government departments, local leadership as well as students and civil society organisations.

Chief Ministers of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, GB and Prime Minister of AJK will also simultaneously inaugurate Spring Tree Planting Campaign to coincide with launch of Green Pakistan.

This is for the first time that such a huge number of indigenous trees are being planted throughout Pakistan, and that the highest level of political leadership and civil society are celebrating National Green day on same day across the nation.

The overall target for spring tree planting campaign has been kept at 257 million trees, majority of which will be local and indigenous tree species. All these activities are being conducted under Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Program.

Green Pakistan Program was conceived for reviving forestry and wildlife sectors in Pakistan alongside mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change.

The first phase for Green Pakistan Program has already been cleared by Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) and activities are already underway across Pakistan.

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