142m saplings to be planted during Spring campaign


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change has chalked out a plan to plant over142 million saplings during the upcoming tree plantation campaign schedule to begin by the end of next month.

This was stated by Advisor to the Prime Minister (PM) on Climate Change Malik Ameen Aslam while presiding over an inter-provincial meeting regarding 2019 spring Tree Plantation Campaign here on Tuesday.

The advisor directed to choose a day in the last week of February for the campaign to be launched by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that the ministry hopes to plant some five million trees on the very first day of the drive.

The meeting reviewed the target of the previous year and current year for the tree plantation across the country.

The meeting was briefed that 12.85million plants were sowed during last year in Punjab, while 18.06 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 11 million in Sindh and 0.36 in Balochistan.