Get ready for biggest tree plantation in our history, PM tells youth

By: News Desk      Published: 04:16 PM, 27 Jun, 2021
Get ready for biggest tree plantation in our history, PM tells youth
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged all Pakistanis, especially youth, to gear up for the biggest tree planting campaign in the country's history, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a tweet uploaded on Sunday, Imran Khan said, “We have a lot of catching up to do. And we will be gearing up this monsoon season for our plantation drive - the biggest in Pakistan's history.”

Imran Khan shared an infographic on Twitter that showed the number of trees per person in different countries. According to the chart, there are 10,163 trees per person in Canada, 699 per person in the United States, 130 per person in China, 28 per person in India and five trees per person in Pakistan.

Earlier, Pakistan was the global host for the World Environment Day on June 5. World Environment Day was the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

It is relevant to note that Prime Minister Imran earlier this year launched the Spring Tree Plantation Campaign 2021, vowing that his government would make a "green Pakistan" by planting 10 billion trees.