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Deforestation in Pakistan will affect future of people: PM Imran Khan

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Feb, 2020. 12:50 pm
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Imran Khan Mianwali

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday has said that the future of the masses will be in danger if deforestation will continue to hit Pakistan.

PM Imran Khan addressed the inaugural ceremony related to tree plantation in Mianwali.

The premier said that the influential people have occupied the forest lands by removing all the trees.

Minutes before his speech, PM Imran planted a sapling at Kundian Mianwali.

He also launched a spring tree plantation drive titled Forest Restoration.

According to sources, PM Imran Khan will attend annual convocation of NAMAL University as a chief guest during his visit.

The plantation campaign is a part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Program.

The government has pledged to plant 10 billion trees in five years to control challenges of global warming and deforestation.

Earlier on Saturday, advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam had said that 250 million tree saplings will plant in spring season under 10 billion tree tsunami program.

Malik Amin said that these saplings will plant across the country as the afforestation activities have prioritized by the government to tackle fallouts of the global warming.

However, he said that Prime Minister Khan will kick off national spring tree plantation drive on Sunday.

He will plant a tree sapling in the country oldest Kundian forest area in Mianwali district.

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