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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…

PM launches ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign

ISLAMABAD: A tree plantation campaign titled 'Plant for Pakistan' has been launched across the country.  Prime Minister Imran Khan formally launched the drive by planting a sapling in Haripur district. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan was also present on the occasion. Speaking to media on the occasion, the premier said the drive is aimed to tackle challenges posed by climate change as Pakistan will be largely affected by global warming if such steps were not taken. He said 10 billion saplings will be…

CM Sindh inaugurates spring tree plantation campaign

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday inaugurated spring tree plantation campaign 2018 by planting a palm tree at Chief Minister House. The campaign has simultaneously been started in all 29 districts of the province with a target of planting over half a million saplings on the inaugural day, and over 20 million trees planted across spring this year. The campaign aims at planting mainly local tree species saplings in public and community places such as educational institution, bus stops, road sides,…

PM Abbasi launches spring tree plantation campaign

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday kicked off the spring tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling here at the PM Office with a pledge for a greener Pakistan. Under the campaign saplings would be planted across the country for a healthier, sustainable environment. The programme envisages planting 100 million additional saplings to make the country greener. The total cost of the programme is Rs. 3.652 billion for the period 2016-2021. Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah and MNA Romina…

CM Sindh directs to develop forests in Karachi and Hyderabad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed to develop two separate blocks of forests each spreading over 10,000 acres near Karachi and Hyderabad to help control environmental pollution in both cities. The chief minister presiding over a meeting of Forest Department said that vast lands of forest department are lying barren near Karachi and Hyderabad, which both cities are facing severe environmental pollution. Therefore, CM Sindh instructed that two separate blocks of forest may be developed…

Pakistan Navy launches national campaign for mangroves plantation

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy on Monday launched ‘Pakistan Navy – Mangroves Plantation Campaign 2017’ in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan on the eve of Independence Day. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the occasion as chief guest and inaugurated Pakistan Navy Mangroves Plantation Campaign by planting sapling of mangroves. The campaign entails an effort to plant over one million mangroves in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. While speaking on the occasion, the chief of the…

Govt initiated plantation drive kicks off in Chitral

CHITRAL:  A plantation drive initiated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government under the Billion Tree Afforestation Project kicked off in Chitral on Monday, ARY News reported. Division Forest Officer (DFO) Chitral division Muhammad Saleem Marwat distributed 12000 sapling to the public through Tehsil Nazim Chitral Muhammad Ilyas. A simple ceremony was held under the chair of Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Tehsil Nazim at Shahmirandeh (Singor) in this regard. DFO Marwat, speaking on the occasion, said that no project can be…

PM Sharif inaugurates Green Pakistan Programme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated "Green Pakistan Programme" by planting a tree at Prime Minister Secretariat on Thursday, ARY News reported. It should be noted that PM Sharif launched the programme on National Green Day, which is being marked to improve the environment and end pollution from the country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, speaking on the occasion, said that it is important to make Pakistan an environment friendly country. The prime minister was happy to know that every province is taking…

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…