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Govt vows to make Pakistan ‘pollution free’

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that government is committed to make Pakistan green and pollution free therefore it attaches highest priority to its “ten billion tsunami tree plantation project”.

In a statement, the Advisor to PM said that post plantation care is a part and parcel of the project and we are paying special heed towards prevention and protection of these planted trees.

He further shared that in KP one billion tree project was audited by WWF (A third party Auditor) and they confirmed in their reports that we have not only achieved our set target of plantation but also saved 80% of the planted trees with post plantation care and we will follow the same suit in this country wide ten billion tsunami tree plantation project, adviser to the PM added.

He further said that the current feedback from all the provinces on our plantation drive has testified our commitment that it’s a country specific project.

He categorically said that timber mafia is inflicting havoc to the country and his government will adopt a zero tolerance policy against these mafias.

He said that in collaboration with provinces, we will retrieve the land from land grabbers’ especially in plain areas and will use that land for plantation purposes.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Climate Change has decided to start next phase of “Plant for Pakistan” plantation drive by coming January.

Aslam had said that post plantation care is a part and parcel of the project and we are paying special heed towards protection of these planted trees.

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