Imran Khan launches country’s largest tree plantation drive on Tiger Force day
Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the country s largest tree plantation drive on Sunday with the aim of planting 3.5 million saplings in the country in a single day.
PM said that Pakistan was at number five in the list of most affected countries by climate change. Our wheat production has fallen over the past two years due to climate change and unprecedented rainfall, he added.
Imran said that if we keep continuing on this path, then some of the areas will become deserts. “It is our responsibility to make the country green for future generations,” he added.
He said that This is just the start. This is an ongoing battle, we are not doing this for us. We are doing it for the future generations. We have started the process of planting more trees to make the country green.
In a tweet on Saturday, the premier had asked members of parliament, the chief ministers of all the provinces and volunteers from the Coronavirus Relief Tiger Force to participate in the plantation drive, which is being carried out on Tiger Force Day, today.
I want everyone to join me tomorrow, 9 Aug, in planting trees all over Pak. Have asked my MPs, ministers, Chief Ministers and Tiger Force to participate in the biggest tree planting campaign in our history. The target is 35 lakh trees in a day though we will try to exceed it.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 8, 2020