NANKANA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched the “10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive” as part of the “Plant for Pakistan” campaign in Balloki by planting a sapling at the Forest Reserve.
Taking to Twitter, PM Imran wrote, “We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme and reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wildlife parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution.”
We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme & reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wild life parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution. pic.twitter.com/yCaaahr2uB
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2019
Deputy Commissioner Nankana Raja Mansoor Ahmed told APP that 10,000 saplings will be planted by 2,500 school children along with PM Imran to launch the tree plantation campaign.
“The district administration has retrieved 2,500 acres of government land from illegal occupants,” he added.
“A forest reserve would be developed on 1,500 acres of land while a Wildlife Sanctuary would be built on the remaining 1,000 acres of retrieved land,” the deputy commissioner said.