10b tree plantation program to be game changer: Buzdar

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Staff Reporter
Lahore
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that ten billion tree plantation program will be a game changer for the clean and green Pakistan. He stated this while talking to Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Rukhsana Naveed who called on him in Lahore on Saturday.
Usman Buzdar said that the provincial government has set a target of planting 500 million saplings during five years to overcome pollution issue. He said that tree plantation program will not only improve the environment but will also lower the threats caused due to climatic changes.
Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Vice Chairman SM Imran on Saturday inaugurated a tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling in Tech Society, Canal Road, under Prime Minister’s tree plantation programme. MPA Sadia Sohail Rana, Engineer Aamir Riaz Qureshi, Director General LDA Mohammad Usman Moazzam and Chief Metropolitan Planner Syed Nadeem Akhtar Zaidi also planted saplings.
The LDA had assigned a task to private housing societies to plant 2,000 to 20,000 saplings so that the target of planting nine million saplings could be achieved during an ongoing tree plantation campaign.