ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the Schools on Wheel project in Islamabad to provide education to the children especially in the rural areas at their doorsteps.
While addressing inaugural ceremony of School on Wheels project, the prime minister was appreciative of the initiative saying it will be a singular contribution towards nation building efforts.
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The prime minister was confident that the program will bring revolution in the rural areas by equipping hundreds of thousands of children there with education.
Shahbaz Sharif directed to widen the scope of the program to all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Separately, the prime minister also formally launched the Countrywide Spring Tree Plantation Campaign.
In his remarks, the prime minister appealed the entire nation to actively participate in the tree plantation campaign to secure the future of our coming generations. He said that during the campaign, 240 million trees will be planted across the Country.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif stressed for enhancing the Country’s forest cover to meet with the negative impacts of climate change.
The prime minister said that the recent devastating floods which inflicted a loss of US$ 30 billion to the economy and displaced millions of people has further highlighted the significance of forests.
Shahbaz Sharif said that we will have to take practical steps for environment protection and enhance green areas in the urban areas. He also stressed for enhancing awareness at educational institutions and seminaries in this regard.