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Pak set to make Guinness World Record of planting saplings

- June 22, 2013 - Updated 930 PKT - From Web Edition

THATTA: Pakistan is set to break the Indian record of planting highest number of saplings in one day, as it has embarked on an ambitious plan of planting more than seven lacs of saplings at Kharochan in the coastal area on Saturday here, Geo News reported.


Sources said that the campaign for planting of sapling was launched early morning at 6:20 AM at Kharochan in Thatta coastal area with the assistance of Asian Development Bank, Coastal Community Development and Forest department, which would continue until 7:30 PM in the evening.


Some three hundred volunteers are engaged in trying to break the Indian record by planting more than seven lacs of mangrove saplings at a place called Tarshan creek.


Earlier in August 2009, India had set the world record by planting 6,11,137 saplings, while in July 2009 Pakistan had planted 5, 41, 176 saplings.

Reader Comments
It is not just trees which matter because Africa has trees (lots of them in the Congo) but what matters is what kind of trees (should be pine, fir, cedar) the kind of trees that Hazrath Sulaiman (RA) and Hazrath Dawood (RA) loved and the kind of trees which was the first house of Allah (made of cedar) in Jerusalem. These are the kinds of trees prevalent in europe and for these trees to grow we must bring snow to our lands.

Good work. Planting is only the first step. Actual test is nurturing and protecting the budding saplings for the first year until they take root and start to grow. Most campaigns fail because they do not address the latter part.

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