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February 13, 2018

Spring plantation

Newspost

February 13, 2018

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated the Spring Plantation Campaign, 2018, by planting a sapling at the PM Office with a pledge for a greener Pakistan. Saplings will be planted across the country for a healthier, sustainable environment. The federal minister for climate change said that the campaign gained all the more importance in view of the fact that Pakistan’s natural forests are under persistent threat of depletion due to the erratic climatic change and heavy demand of wood for human habitation.

Therefore, the government is taking keen interest in the promotion of forestry and increasing the forest cover in the country. It merits a mention that the Green Pakistan Programme had been launched in all provinces and federating units. Presently, there is only five percent forest cover which is not sufficient to combat adverse effects of climate change. In view of the above, there is a dire need to take corrective measures to address the situation.

Khan Faraz

Peshawar

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