KAHUTA (News10) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the monsoon tree planting campaign by planting a tree in Kahuta. Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam and Minister of State for Environment Zartaj Gul were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan has a very small number of forests compared to the rest of the world. There were 30 national parks in Pakistan after independence, but we couldn’t even protect them. He said that if tree plantation isn’t taken seriously, the country could face a lot of damage.
He said that by planting trees, global warming can also be avoided. We have planted 300 million trees in the past two years and deployed forest rangers, our ultimate goal is to plant 10 billion trees, Imran said. He also stressed the need to maintain and protect trees, not just plant them.
PM said that our new generation is better aware of the importance of trees and their protection. He said that schools will be mandated to teach Green Clean Pakistan to young students for two hours per week.