Islamabad (PR): Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (PTC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change inaugurated the Aerial Seeding Event.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said the initiative is commendable as Pakistan is already under immense pressure due to drastic change in the climate.
Director Legal & External Affairs, Asad Shah mentioned that PTC has planted and distributed more than 100 million trees since 1981. “We have plans to plant and distribute 55 million plants this year, and the company aims at taking this number to 100 million plants annually by 2025,” he added.
The company representative explained that each seed ball contains four seeds of indigenous species and have a success rate of more than 70 percent. The company has plans of dispersing 12 million seed balls during this activity in phases across the country.
The event commenced Aerial Seeding of seed balls, in Barakahu Reserve Forest on nearly 700 acres of land. The Chief Guest dropped seed balls in the area whilst in the helicopter, formally marking the start of the plantation campaign.