Islamabad: Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz on Thursday (August 13) inaugurated the first-ever fruit garden in the city’s history, according to news sources.
The Mayor initiated the plantation drive by planting a sapling on a green belt located within Sector D-12. The mayor addressed the media during the ceremony, and stated that trees played an important part in the elimination of pollution. He also announced that citrus fruits would be planted on all the green belts in the city.
Mayor Aziz revealed that the said trees would take two to five years to grow fully, and that it would be the responsibility of the city’s residents to help nurture and look after the plants growing in their respective locales.
Earlier, on August 9, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched the largest tree plantation drive in Pakistan’s history in order to commemorate the ‘Tiger Force Day’. On the occasion, the PM had stressed that Pakistan was the sixth most affected country by climate change in the world, and that it was the responsibility of its citizens to make the country green for the coming generations.