PPAF, Taraqee Foundation plant 80,000 trees in Balochistan

Staff Reporter

Taraqee Foundation with the support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP Pakistan), Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund – PPAF, Forest and Wildlife Department and Government of Balochistan, initiated a mass tree plantation campaign called “Chand Meri Zameen – Phool Mera Watan”

The drive targets multiple cities of Balochistan including Quetta, Pishin and Nushki. As part of the campaign close to 15,000 plants will be planted in Quetta, 35,000 in Maseelakh, 25,000 in Band Khushdil Khan and 10,000 plants each in Pishin and Nushki. The campaign aims to bring together various stakeholders including Government of Balochistan, local and International NGOs, agencies, student body and general public to carry forward the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan of a Clean and Green Pakistan.

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund supported Taraqee Foundation in their ambition to transform the deserted locations of Balochistan into hub of greenery. PPAF provided gardening equipment and logistical support to its partner organization for the effective implementation of this program. Through the tree plantation drive PPAF has tried to reinforce the fact that trees are in fact a natural capital.