Karachi: In a meeting held on Tuesday with the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), Governor Sindh Imran Ismail announced that seed ball technology would be used to facilitate the success of Karachi’s tree plantation drive, according to a news report.
The governor further said that Pakistan was one of the countries most drastically affected by the scourge of climate change, and that trees offered a viable solution for curbing the problem.
While discussing the issue with the visiting TCP delegation, the governor informed that the seed ball technology would be used to plant trees around the Green Line bus project and in educational institutions across the city.
Chairman TCP Dr Riaz Ahmed Memon said that the process of manufacturing seed balls required little capital expenditure, and that the funds could easily be generated with the help of NGOs, students and teachers. He suggested utilising the technology on an urgent basis in order to avail its maximum benefit (only attainable during the rainy season).
Furthermore, he remarked that the said technology can also be used to aid the Prime Minister’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ initiative.