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PM says govt has achieved target of planting one billion trees

PM says govt has achieved target of planting one billion trees
May 27, 2021

HARIPUR (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that the government has achieved target of planting one billion trees on Thursday.

Attending a ceremony in connection with Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program in Haripur, the prime minister mentioned that Pakistan will host the “World Environment Day” on the fifth of next month and showcase the steps it has taken to deal with the issue of climate change.

Imran Khan also said this is also a mark of recognition that Pakistan is amongst the few countries which is taking serious measures to cope with the challenge of global warming.

The prime minister said Pakistan is unfortunately amongst the ten countries which are most vulnerable to climate change. He said melting of glaciers at a rapid pace pose a challenge to Pakistan. "Our efforts are directed towards providing a better and secured future to our coming generations," he added.

Pm Imran said the government has embarked upon a series of projects including that of Ten Billion Tree Tsunami, national parks  establishment and restoration of wetlands and wildlife to achieve that objective.

He further said these projects will also provide job opportunities to the people and contribute to the promotion of tourism. He was confident that the very impact of climate change can be reversed provided there is a will.

On the occasion, Special Assistant on Climate Change Amin Aslam apprised PM Khan about the progress on various projects.