Pak Army to plant two million plants on Independence Day

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Monday initiated plantation of two million trees across the country on Monday as part of the new government’s 10 billion tree planting campaign. The campaign is named ‘Sarsabz o Shadab Pakistan.”

Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in his tweet said that Pakistan Army joins National Tree Planting Campaign.

The COAS will initiate simultaneous planting of two million trees across the country under army arrangements with planned target of 10 million trees during this monsoon.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is expected to form the government in the center with Imran Khan as prime minister, will also plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.

Malik Amin Aslam, who is tipped to become environment minister, said the 10 billion Tree Tsunami programme would see trees planted nationwide, including in the four provincial capitals, according to Reuters.

The PTI has launched a a billion tree tsunami project in Khyber Pukhtunkwa.