PM Imran launches '10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive' in Nankana

PM Imran launches 10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive in Nankana
Nankana: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched the "10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive" in Balloki as part of his government's 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project aimed at fighting climate change, said a statement issued by the PM Office media wing.

The premier planted a sapling at the Forest Reserve in Balloki to mark the "Plant for Pakistan" drive.

Hours before the inauguration of the tree plantation drive in Nankana Sahib Lahore, the prime minister took to Twitter and said "We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme & reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wild life parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution."

His tweet also accompanied an ad which said it was happening for the first time in the country that national tree plantation drive is being carried out on 2500 acres land that was recovered from land mafia.

Deputy Commissioner Nankana Raja Mansoor Ahmed told that 10,000 saplings will be planted by 2,500 school children along with PM Imran to launch the tree plantation campaign.

"The district administration has retrieved 2,500 acres of government land from illegal occupants," he added. "A forest reserve would be developed on 1,500 acres of land while a Wildlife Sanctuary would be built on the remaining 1,000 acres of retrieved land," the deputy commissioner said.