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Next phase of plantation drive to start from Jan: PM’s adviser

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

Adviser to the Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam said in a statement that the government was committed to make Pakistan green and pollution-free therefore it attaches highest priority to its “ten billion tsunami tree plantation project”.

He further 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.

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

He further said that the current feedback from all the provinces on the 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.

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

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