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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 participation, we ended up with more than 2.5 million which is highly remarkable achievement,” said the PM’s adviser.

He added that the government has now decided to start next phase of this plantation drive by coming January.

Malik Amin Aslam Khan said that his government is 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 prevention and protection of these planted trees.

About the billion tree tsunami project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PM’s adviser shared that the project was audited by WWF 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 post plantation care and we will follow the same suit in this country wide ten billion tsunami tree plantation project.

He maintained that the government is also committed to retrieve the land from land grabbers’ especially in plain areas and will use that land for plantation purposes.

Federal Secretary Climate Change Mr. Khizar Hayat Khan and senior official from the ministry were also present in the meeting.

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