Initial response to plantation drive was phenomenal: Amin Aslam
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that we intend to start next phase of tree plantation drive by early January 2019.
While chairing a high-level meeting at the Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad on Tuesday, Amin Aslam said that the initial response to our tree plantation drive #Plant4Pakistan was phenomenal.
The advisor said that the people from all walks of life overwhelmingly participated in plantation drive. He said that it was more encouraging that the youth of Pakistan actively participated in this initiative.
Amin Aslam said that we initially set the target of 1.5 million tree plantation in a day but due to active and massive participation, we ended up with more than 2.5 million which is a highly remarkable achievement. Therefore, he added that we have decided to start the next phase of this plantation drive by coming January positively.
Malik Amin Aslam Khan said that his government is committed to make Pakistan green and pollution free, therefore, it attaches the highest priority to its “ten billion tsunami tree plantation project”. He further said that post plantation care is a part and parcel of the project and we are paying special heed towards the prevention and protection of these planted trees.
WWF confirmed that we achieved our set target of tree plantation drive in KPK: Advisor
The advisor further shared that in KPK one billion tree project was audited by WWF (A third party Auditor) and they confirmed in their reports that we not only achieved our set target of plantation but also saved 80% of the planted trees with post plantation care post plantation care and we will follow the same suit in this countrywide “ten billion tsunami tree plantation project”.
The Federal Secretary Climate Change Khizar Hayat Khan and a senior official from the ministry were also present in the meeting.