Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed hope that olive plantation will help address climate change and increase exports of Pakistan.
He launched an olive plantation campaign in the Nowshera district on Monday (today). Addressing the ceremony, he said that Pakistan spends a lot on the import of edible oil that can be reduced with the production of olive oil locally by planting olive trees particularly on the western bank of the Sindh River.
The premier added that food security a serious challenge for Pakistan as the country imports sugar, wheat, oil, and ghee. He said the fast-growing population adds to this challenge.
Furthermore, the PM also said that the primary objective of the PTI government’s ten billion tree tsunami project is to safeguard our generations from the effects of climate change.
In addition to these, he said that the government is including fruit trees in the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami, which will create new employment opportunities. He said areas will be divided into different zones scientifically to plant-specific fruit trees.
Above all, PM Imran Khan asked the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to use the Miyawaki method of plantation in Peshawar to tackle the growing issue of pollution in the city.
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