Prime Minister Imran Khan is launching the Spring 2019 Tree Plantation Campaign in Nankana Sahib on Saturday to mark the ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’ drive.
The campaign is part of the 10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive earlier launched by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
The prime minister will plant a sapling at Forest Reserve in Balloki area of Nankana Sahib.
We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme & reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wild life parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution. pic.twitter.com/yCaaahr2uB
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2019
The Deputy Commissioner Nankana Sahib Raja Mansoor Ahmed told media that 10,000 saplings would be planted by 2,500 school children along with the prime minister to launch the tree plantation campaign.
Raja Mansoor Ahmed said that the district administration has retrieved 2,500 acres of government land from illegal occupants.
The Deputy Commissioner said that a forest reserve would be developed on 1,500 acres of land while a Wildlife Sanctuary would be built on the remaining 1,000 acres of retrieved land.
An approximated 150 million trees will be planted in the next two months all across Pakistan.
— Plant4Pakistan (@Plant4Pak) February 9, 2019