ABBOTTABAD: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has so far planted 3 million saplings in different parts of the forest under the billion tree tsunami campaign.
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This was stated by the District Forest Officer Gallies Division Sardar Salim while addressing a ceremony to distribute free saplings among farmers on Tuesday.
Salim added that they had set a plantation target of 3.33 million for the current season in the Gallies Forest division. Of these, he claimed, 3 million saplings had already been planted while the remaining would be planted by the end of this year.
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The officer further claimed that he had personally planted around 300,000 saplings.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2017.