More than one hundred million saplings will be planted across the country by federal and provincial forest departments during ongoing monsoon season.
According to media spokesperson of climate change ministry, Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid accorded the approval for sapling plantation target during a meeting in Islamabad.
He said that the minister also directed representatives of forest departments, CDA, ICT and other departments to utilize all available resource to achieve the target.
He said that tree plantation were also vital for conserving nutrient-rich soil through regeneration of forests across the country.
The spokesperson said that the government is committed to boost country’s forest cover. All provincial and federal government organisations, educational institutions, corporate sector, NGOs and media were being engaged in this regard.
Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage