MULTAN: In a bid to plant more than 3,000 saplings at different parks and roads in Multan City, the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) would initiate tree plantation campaign from August.
This was said by PHA Administration and Finance Director Baqaa Muhammad Jaan while addressing a meeting on Saturday. He said, “Tree plantation plays a vital role in controlling rising heat and pollution.” He added that awareness drive was also being launched for citizens in this regard.
Baqaa Jaan maintained that trees would be planted at various parks of the city while free saplings would also be distributed among people as part of the campaign.
Earlier, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari launched the monsoon tree plantation campaign in the province by planting a sapling at the lawns of Chief Minister’s House.
The provincial government set a target of planting 300 million trees during the next three months while the PHA will plant different kinds of plants and fruit trees during the campaign.
The chief minister said the purpose of the campaign was to motivate people to plant more and more saplings as trees play an important role in maintaining environmental health and overcoming pollution. He said people should plant a maximum number of trees in this campaign to make it a success.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2018.