Parks and Horticulture Authority Rawalpindi on the directives of Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab and Chairman PHA Rawalpindi, Asif Mehmood has planted over 150,000 saplings in different city areas, Murree and alongside new Islamabad Airport Road.
According to Director Horticulture PHA, Sheikh Tariq Mahmood, the authority was carrying out mass plantation under ongoing monsoon plantation campaign and the target of 200,000 plants, given by the Punjab government to the authority would be achieved before September 15.
Solid steps were taken by the PHA to complete the tree plantation drive in Rawalpindi city.
Various types of saplings were being planted at a distance of 8 to 10 feet by the authority alongside new Islamabad Airport Road, he said adding, the plantation was being carried out with the help of various private institutions.
PHA had planted over 120,000 saplings on new Islamabad Airport Road. The Adviser had directed the authorities concerned to complete the plantation target as soon as possible, he added.
He informed that PHA also planted saplings at Fazaia College Nur Khan Base and sixth road under ongoing monsoon tree plantation campaign.