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Project to plant 10 bn trees to start soon in all provinces: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Thursday said the project to plant 10 billion trees will start soon in all the provinces. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, she said the provinces had been asked to submit their PC-1s for the purpose. The minister said under the austerity campaign initiated by Prime Minister Imran Khan, her ministry saved 30 million rupees in three months' time. She said no new vehicle was purchased by her ministry, nor any foreign visits were made. Read More: Next…

Rs 300bn worth trees chopped off from 2008-13 in KP: Murad

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Communications Murad Saeed has said prior to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 300 billion worth trees were chopped off from 2008-13 in the province which resulted into massive climate change impacts. Addressing a seminar while inaugurating Clean and Green Pakistan Plantation drive at Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI) here said the blatant deforestation in KPK resulted into floods, rise in temperature and environment degradation in the region. “We do…

More than 2.5 million trees planted in a day in first phase of ‘Plant 4 Pakistan’ campaign

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Tuesday said that initial response to government's tree plantation drive 'Plant 4 Pakistan' was phenomenal, ARY News reported. Chairing a high-level meeting at ministry of Climate Change, Malik Ameen Aslam said that people from all walks of life participated in the first phase of the tree-plantation drive and more trees were planted than the government's target. "We initially set the target of 1.5 million trees in a day but due to active and massive…

‘Govt devising plan to plant 10 billion trees countrywide’

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Monday said that the government is devising a plan to plant ten billion trees across the country. In a statement, he said youth are being mobilized to make the tree plantation campaign successful. The Adviser said 2.5 million saplings were planted during one day ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign against the set target of 1.5 million plantations. He said the government is making all out efforts along with provinces to resolve environment and water…

Mission accomplished: Team Sar-e-Aam celebrates Independence day by planting 1.9million trees

KARACHI: Team Sar-e-Aam led by ARY News anchor Iqrar-ul-Hassan celebrated Independence day on Quaid's mausoleum after accomplishing the mission of planting 1.9million trees in 14 days, ARY News reported. The Sar-e-Aam had planned to plant at least 1.4million trees from August 1 to August 14 to celebrate the Independence day in a productive fashion. The team, in the 14-day time period, planted more than the set target and planted 1.9million trees. Not only that, during the drive, young students in a Lahore school…