Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Increasing the forest cover will provide us effective protection against floods: President Arif Alvi

Increasing the forest cover will provide us effective protection against floods: President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that increasing the forest cover will provide us effective protection against floods.

In his message on the occasion of national monsoon plantation campaign, he urged the youth to actively participate in the monsoon plantation drive to cope with the challenge posed by climate. “Climate change and increasing temperatures are resulting in melting of glaciers and floods. Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and it is faced with flood like situation every year,” he added.

President Arif Alvi stressed for plantation in residential and industrial areas as well as in markets and along the roads. “We will have to accelerate efforts to grow forests. Pakistan's total forest cover is four point eight percent.

“According to the international standards the forest cover area of any country should be about twenty five percent,” he concluded.