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Billion tree project helped grow forest in DI Khan: Aslam

ISLAMABAD: The saplings planted under Billion Tree Tsunami project in Paharpur, Kulachi Dera Ismail Khan (DIK) have transformed the landscape of the area and a fully grown forest is now visible.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said in a statement issued here that the campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa afforestation campaign had entered into the next level.

He said that the project has given a new image to Pakistan on the International Forums International Organisations and media houses are praising the project of PTI government.

“Over 6.3% increase recorded in the land covered by Forest in KP in just 3 years,” he informed.

The plantation has taken place at 3500 sites across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the senior official of the Ministry of Climate Change, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forests Secretary Syed Nazar Hussain Shah recently visited the billion tree plantation sites in DI Khan.

He said that honeybee hives can also be witnessed in the sites.

The trees plantation was started at Kot Tagga in 2015 a site in Kulachi Forest Range DI Khan Forest Division.

He said that there is a remarkable growth of Sheesham and Kiker plantation in D.I.Khan under Billion Trees Project.

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