Balochistan to plant 290,000 saplings in monsoon drive



The Balochistan government has kicked off monsoon trees plantation drive in a bid to promote greenery and reduce challenges and impacts of global warming in the province. According to a provincial forest department official, Ali Imran, around 290,000 trees would be plants across the province in the monsoon plantation drive which started from today.
He said that Balochistan government would plant 39,000 saplings on ‘Plants for Pakistan’ day which would be observed from August 14 to August 18 to plants maximum number of trees. Some 10,000 trees would be planted in Gwadar district during the current plantation drive, he added.
The department would distribute saplings among the citizens to achieve the target, Ali Imran said. “The government will achieve the target of planting 1.2 million trees this year to make the environment clean and green in the province,” he said adding trees played major role in improving urban landscape and helping to protect the environment.
He added the government had prioritised mountainous areas for the drive and the forest department would strew seeds on mountains in Quetta, including Koh e Murdar, Koh e Takatu. Briefing on to engage people in the drive, the official said,—APP

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