More than 5 lakh saplings being planted in Rawalpindi Division

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NHA, PHA, Punjab Forest Department jointly celebrate ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’
Staff Reporter

As per vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan and Special Directive of Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Mr. Murad Saeed, National Highway Authority observed August 18, as “Plant for Pakistan Day” also marked with standing united with the Kashmiri brethren.
To this effect, National Highway Authority planted trees all along the National Highways located in Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan. NHA’s Members and General Managers posted their reiterated commitment to utilize all the resources for making NHA Network Clean and Green throughout the country.
In this regard NHA arranged two ceremonies in Rawalpindi Division. One at T-Chowk near Rawat while other was a joint ceremony held with cooperation of Punjab Forest Department and Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) at Kalyam on G.T.Road (N-5) near Mandra, participated by the Members of Punjab Assembly Javed Kausar, Haji Amjad, Ch. Adnan, Ms. Nasreen Tariq and Ejaz Khan, Commissioner Rawalpindi Saqib Zafar, Dy. Commissioner Rawalpindi Muhammad Ali Randhawa, Chairman PHA Asif Mehmood, NHA’s General Manager Talat Mehmood Gondal, Chief Conservator Rawalpindi Khizer Hayat and notables of the area.
The ceremony was a gesture of firm commitment of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan and special directive of Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Mr. Murad Saeed towards afforestation before the world that will pave the way for providing momentum to the activities under the 10 billion tree tsunami programme. It was informed that ¼ area of the world is consist of forests. Trees not only provide healthy environment but they also provide guard against national disasters like floods, land sliding and adverse effects of the changing climate.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Khizar Hayat informed that today 1.5 Crore saplings are being planted across the country and in Rawalpindi Division 535,511 saplings are being planted.