PM to launch countrywide monsoon plantation drive today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the countrywide monsoon plantation drive on Monday, in a bid to turn Pakistan green.

The prime minister will plant a sapling at the capital’s Fatima Jinnah Park in Sector F-9, as a gesture to encourage the masses to fully participate in the tree-plantation campaign.

The nationwide activity is taking place in the rainy season of monsoon as part of the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami under the auspices of the Ministry of Climate Change and the Capital Development Authority (CDA). In the next few weeks, the CDA will plant nearly half a million trees across Islamabad.

Islamabad over the years has witnessed a massive reduction in tree cover, particularly in the last two decades. – APP