Pakistan, Billion Tree Tsunami, Imran Khan, tree plantation, climate change

Has ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ campaign in Pakistan begun to succeed?

Pakistan last year launched a ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ campaign to billions of saplings to help fight climate changes, drastically affecting weather patterns in the country and beyond. But, have we started getting the results ?

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a tweet, said success of Billion Tree Tsunami, from nurseries to full forest areas, had been unprecedented with public and private involvement.

In a tweet on , he said Billion Tree Tsunami has given us confidence to take the initiative to 10 billion trees.

The Prime Minister said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s forest cover has increased by 4 percent, which is contributing to the fight against climate change.

Imran Khan had launched a tree plantation campaign titled ‘Plant for Pakistan’ across the country on Sept 2, 2018.

The PM had formally launched the drive by planting a sapling in Haripur district.

Speaking to media on the occasion, the premier said the drive is aimed to tackle challenges posed by climate change as Pakistan will be largely affected by global warming if such steps were not taken.

He said 10 billion saplings will be planted across the country in order to make Pakistan green and verdant over a period of five years.

Earlier, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad planted a sapling at Kural Chowk in Islamabad. Whereas, Balochistan chief minister Jam Kamal launched the plantation drive in Balochistan.

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