ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed, while inaugurating the tree plantation drive at Margalla Railway Station on Friday, said that Pakistan Railways have planted 184,000 plants on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives.
The minister inaugurated a plant-nursery at Margalla Railway Station. In Margalla nursery, 25,000 seeds have been sowed, which will grow into healthy plants till next monsoon season. Later on, these floras will be planted at various stations. Pakistan Railways, under “Green Pakistan –Green Railways” vision will be self-sufficient by next year in generating its own saplings and trees.
The minister claimed that at present 25 nurseries have been developed besides four each that would be set up at Pakistan Railways’ divisional headquarters.
He said that Chinese authorities would be asked to plant trees across the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route in collaboration with the indigenous authorities to make it eco-friendly.