1.5m trees will be planted today as part of ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign
Posted by Aijaz Rather on 2nd September 2018
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1.5m trees will be planted today as part of ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign

A one-day tree plantation campaign titled ‘Plant for Pakistan’ will be carried out across the country today.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to inaugurate the campaign by planting a sapling in the federal capital.

Under the campaign, some 1.5 million trees will be planted as part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s 10 billion tree tsunami 2018 drive.

During the campaign, people will be given free of cost saplings at 190 distribution points across the country.

According to a statement issued by the government, the purpose of the campaign is to encourage people, communities, organisations, business and industry, civil society and government to collectively plant trees.

The day will also create awareness about benefits of forests and increasing forest cover in big cities of the country.