PM shares 'fruitful' results of billion tree plantation drive in Bhakkar

Premier expresses satisfaction; says "greening" of Pakistan meant for future generations


News Desk July 20, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction on Tuesday over the results of the billion tree plantation drive in Bhakkar in just two-and-a-half years.

'The greening of Pakistan is meant for future generations," PM Imran said while sharing a short clip comparing the growth of saplings before 2019 and after the commencement of the plantation drive.

 

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On July 11, Prime Minister Imran said that the billion tree campaign was yielding incredible results as he posted a short video of the 'barren hills in Swat turning green'.

"Matta in Swat - Barren hills turning green. Incredible results from our Billion Tree Tsunami campaign in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa," the premier said on Twitter

"InshaAllah we will leave a clean and green Pakistan for future generations," he added.

On June 27, the premier urged the nation to gear up for "the biggest tree planting campaign in our history".

"I want all Pakistanis, esp our youth, to gear up for the biggest tree planting campaign in our history. We have a lot of catching up to do," the premier said on Twitter.

"And we will be gearing up this monsoon season for our plantation drive - the biggest in Pakistan's history," he added.

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