–Army chief Gen Bajwa directs simultaneous planting of 2m saplings across Pakistan
RAWALPINDI: A tree plantation drive on Monday has been initiated across the country by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Pakistan Army joined hands with the National Tree Plantation Campaign and will simultaneously plant two million trees across the country.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor took to Twitter and said, “Pakistan Army joins National Tree Plantation Campaign. COAS will initiate simultaneous plantation of two million trees today across the country under army arrangements with a planned target of 10 million trees during this monsoon.”
“Campaign is named ‘Sarsabz o Shadab Pakistan,” he added.
Pakistan Army joins National Tree Plantation Campaign. COAS will initiate simultaneous plantation of 2 Million trees today across the country under Army arrangements with planned target of 10 Million trees during this monsoon. Campaign is named ‘سرسبز و شاداب پاکستان’. pic.twitter.com/LsVoWYXUHf
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 13, 2018
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which is expected to form the government in the centre with Imran Khan as prime minister, will also plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.
According to Reuters, Malik Amin Aslam, who is tipped to become environment minister, said the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami programme would see trees planted nationwide, including in the four provincial capitals.
Earlier, a similar campaign was launched by PTI in Khyber Pukhtunkwa.