Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the countrywide monsoon plantation drive in Islamabad on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the premier urged the citizens to fully participate in the tree plantation campaign to enhance Pakistan's forest cover.
“It is unfortunate that our forest cover is very less when compared with other regional countries as the matter was neglected in the past,” PM Imran said, adding that we have to turn Pakistan green to fight global warming and offset the impact of pollution.
“It will bring a big revolution if each person plants at least one sapling during the next three weeks,” he said.
PM Imran said he has also directed the commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure plantation at empty spaces in cities. He said our aim is to leave behind a better Pakistan for future generations.
Imran Khan said the government's ten billion tree Tsunami project as well as plantation of one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is widely acknowledged across the world.
“Pakistan is now recognized as a leading country which is taking steps to reverse carbon emissions,” PM Imran said.