Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday has urged that he wants everyone to join him tomorrow (August 09) in planting trees all over Pakistan.
In a tweet today, he said that he has asked his MPs, Ministers, Chief Ministers and Tiger Force to participate in the biggest tree planting campaign in our history.
The Prime Minister said that the target is 35 lakh trees in a day though we will try to exceed it.
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
Earlier on July 17, Prime Minister Imran Khan had inaugurated the country’s largest ever country-wide ‘Monsoon Tree Plantation and Protection Campaign 2020’ by planting a sapling in Kahuta, pledging to utilize all possible resources and capacities to enhance the country’s forest cover and fight environmental degradation.
While addressing the ceremony, PM Imran had lauded the raging passion of the youth for their participation in the tree plantation campaign across the country, saying “youth and students are the future of Pakistan”.
He said that tree plantation targets are set twice a year for spring season (February-March) and monsoon season (June-September), because good rains are received during these months, which adequately soak the soils vital to healthy growth of tree saplings.
He further added that tree plantation is vital for conserving nutrient-rich soil through regeneration of forests across the country.