Rawalpindi : The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi, under Clean and Green Pakistan Program, will launch Spring Plantation campaign on February 27. To encourage plantation and to turn the city into a green town, the authority has decided to prepare a plantation float which will move across the city highlighting the fruits, vegetables and flowers of the region and those which will be promoted during the spring plantation campaign.
To attract the citizens, the PHA has also decided to enlist the services of renowned singers who will perform as part of the plantation campaign and the float’s citywide tour.
Several artists from the Potohar Division have also been invited to perform on the float.
According to PHA Chairman Asif Mehmood, the students, traders, social and political leaders and civil society members would also participate in the campaign.
He informed that the PHA would provide plants free of cost to the citizens during the spring plantation campaign.
Over 100,000 saplings will be planted in different areas of the city including Public Park Shamsabad, Arid Agriculture University, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Satellite Town College, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Committee Chowk Graveyard, Adyala Jail, Police Line, Police Stations, Rescue-15, Shamsabad complex, IJP Road, Raja Bazar, College Road, DAV College Road and Rawalpindi Press Club.
To further facilitate the citizens and promote plantation, he said that they would also distribute seed packets under kitchen gardening program.
The spring plantation campaign would continue for one month and the students and civil society members would plant saplings and seeds in different areas of the city and ensure their care as well, he said adding, they have started planting trees in the hilly areas around the city.