Nawaz Sharif launches “Green Pakistan” initiative to add 100 million plants in 5 years


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday approved the launch of “Green Pakistan Programme” to improve forestry and wildlife sectors in the country.

The Prime Minister will lead the Green Pakistan Programme on the pattern of “Green Wall Programme” of China which will target to add 100 Million new plants all over the country in next five years.

This would include one thousand Avenue Miles of Canal Side and

Roadside Plantations in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, plantations at Changa Manga, Darphar, Bahawalpur and Chichawatni.

It would also include plantations at the mangrove forests in Karachi and Badin along with hill forests of Khirthar range in Sindh, Juniper forests of Ziarat and Chilghoza forest in Suleiman Ranges of Baluchistan and areas in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir, Muree, Hazara, Kotli Sattian, Malakand, Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) (Orakzai, North Waziristan).

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Climate Change to develop a proposal for strengthening Zoological Survey of Pakistan so as to immediately undertake inventory of endangered wildlife species and habitats across the country.

The institutional and administrative steps for protection of habitat and inventory for endangered wildlife species will help a great to deal to achieve the desired goals.

The Prime Minister said preservation and management of forest and wildlife resources of the country need to be adequately developed in line with the best international practices.

Source: APP

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