LAKKI MARWAT: District administration planted around 20,000 saplings in Mar Mandi area of Lakki Marwat district during a tree plantation drive launched here on Thursday.

The drive titled as ‘Green Lakki Marwat’ was inaugurated by Commissioner Bannu Division Syed Abdul Jabbar and Deputy Commissioner Lakki Muhammad Kabir Afridi.

Later, talking to reporters, Jabbar said that the drive was part of ‘Naya Pakistan, Green Pakistan’ launched by the federal government under which around 0.2 million saplings have been planted in the district. He said that 0.3 million more saplings would be planted in near future to contain environmental changes taking place in the province.

The deputy commissioner said that civil society, teachers and students all would be involved in the drive and they would be sensitized about the importance of a tree for survival of humans and animals.