PM Imran inaugurates smart forest in Sheikhupura
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday he had seen the destruction of forests and disappearance of wildlife in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a smart forest in Sheikhupura, he said today the nation must vow to make Pakistan greener. “The Almighty Allah has bestowed upon us so many bounties, and we must be thankful to our Creator for that,” he asserted.
He regretted that it was unfortunate that Lahore, which was once known as the city of gardens, had now lost much of its vegetation. “I have lived in this city and I know pollution levels have never been so high in the city as we witness today,” he said.
“Earlier, different breeds of animals were found in the country. But sadly not now,” he deplored.
Stressing the need that the entire nation would now have to make the resolve to plant more and more trees in the country, he said pollution was damaging for people’s health, particularly for the health of aged people.
He was of the view that planting more and more trees was imperative, particularly in view of climate change.
PM Imran said had the Ravi project been not difficult, it would have been completed during Pervez Musharraf’s tenure. “But, Insha’Allah the project will be completed in the tenure of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar since most of the obstacles in its completion have been overcome,” he hoped.