- We will plant 10 billion trees in five years
Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a countrywide campaign to plant 10 billion trees. He inaugurated the campaign by planting a deodar sapling in Makhniyal area of Haripur. The day was observed as “Plant for Pakistan Day” when around 1.5 million saplings were planned to be planted in a single day across the country. During the inauguration, Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that around 200 plantation distribution centers had been set up to provide saplings to the people free of charge.
The target of this plantation drive is to enhance the existing forest cover of 4.8 percent to 6.5 percent.
A Facebook page and hash tag #Plant 4Pakistan was especially developed for the awareness and extensive publicity of this campaign. Government officials, Civil Society, NGOs, students and general public participated in this campaign