BALLOKI – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is set to plant ten billion trees all over the country during the next five years aimed at eliminating pollution and making Pakistan green.
Addressing the public gathering after inaugurating Plant for Pakistan campaign at Balloki near Sheikhupura on Saturday, he said that we will undertake massive plantation across Pakistan after the retrieval of lands from the grabbers and convert them into forests.
He said that there is an acute shortage of forests in Pakistan as the country is at the 8th number among the countries with forest covers in the world. He said government is taking serious measures for reforestation in the country.
He expressed regret over the elimination of forests in Changa Manga, Mian Chunnu and Kundian by the land grabbers and vowed to reclaim these lands and convert them into forests.
He said that the pollution is aggravating in Pakistan day by day and if solid measures are not taken on time, our next generation will suffer a lot due to excess of pollution.
Prime Minister urged the youth to widely participate in the plantation campaign to make it a success to materialize the dream of green and pollution-free Pakistan.
He directed that the forest land given on lease in Punjab should be retrieved. He said the forests should be fully protected.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed about the tree plantation campaign.