Success of Billion Tree Tsunami unprecedented: PM Imran


Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that the success of the Billion Tree Tsunami was unprecedented and it was made possible with the help of public-private partnerships.

The PM tweeted: “From nurseries to full forest areas, the success of Billion Tree Tsunami has been unprecedented with public & pvt involvement. Has given us confidence to take the initiative to 10 bn trees. KP’s forest cover has increased by 4%, contributing to the fight against climate change.”

The premier said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s forest cover has been increased by 4 per cent which is contributing to the fight against climate change.

Under PM Imran, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which came to power this year, pledged to plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.

In 2013, the PTI-led KP government introduced a green-growth initiative to tackle deforestation, build more small-scale hydroelectric projects and overhaul national parks.