Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan has vowed to establish 10 man-made forests like Changa Manga in various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
He was speaking at Garhi Chandan area of the city on Wednesday.
According to the PTI chief, these forests will create job opportunities for people. Changa Manga is one of the largest man-made forests in the world. “The government will pay each employee Rs15,000 a month,” he added.
According to Imran, nearly 100 million trees have been planted across the province – including 0.3 million trees in Ghari Chandan.
“We hope to sow the seeds of a billion more,” he said.
Imran said PTI was working for the people and wants to create opportunities for them to earn a living.
The PTI chief said there was no space for smugglers and action will be taken against people involved in deforestation. He lauded the role of the provincial forestry department. However, he added several department officials had been dismissed for illegally cutting trees.
Separately, Actor Fawad Khan visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital for a fundraiser.
Fawad said he was delighted over the opportunity to attend the event. He visited the premises and said it was a great achievement to establish such a facility for the treatment of underprivileged patients.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2015.
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