Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Saturday has arrived at Balloki Headworks in Kasur to launch the ‘10 billion tree plantation project.
Meanwhile, he planted a sapling at the forest reserve.
Earlier, the PM took to Twitter and firmly stated that government-owned lands would be recovered from land grabbers and would be transformed into forests and wildlife parks in a bid to curb climate change and pollution in Pakistan.
Reportedly, under ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive, a forest reserve would be developed on 1,500 acres of land.
We are launching our #Plant4Pakistan programme & reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wild life parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution. pic.twitter.com/yCaaahr2uB— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2019
Meanwhile, Punjab’s Environment Secretary told the media that the government has retrieved 2,500 acres of government land from land grabbers.
He revealed that apart from animals and birds, fisheries and small picnic points would also be built there.