Islamabad: Following up on the directives of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, the authorities concerned on Sunday launched the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign in various part of the country, according to a news source.
In the capital city, the Islamabad Police kicked off the plantation drive when Inspector General of Islamabad Police Aamir Zulfiqar Khan inaugurated the environmental initiative at the Central Police Office, Police Line Headquarters.
The IGP also directed each police officer to plant two trees. So far, all divisions of the Islamabad Police have planted over 2,500 saplings in their designated areas.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the officials concerned reported that they had planted a record five million saplings (in pursuance of the prime minister’s directives) across the province.
The Provincial Forest Department planted saplings of different species across the province, with assistance from other stakeholders.
Provincial Minister for Environment and Forest Muhammad Ishtiaq Urmar and Secretary Shahidullah Khan planted the saplings in a bid to offset the growing effects of climate change and global warming.
The ceremony was held at Shahkas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Moreover, similar initiatives were launched in other cities and towns of the province.