Pakistan to plant 540m trees in 2022 starting from tomorrow (February 22, 2022).

According to Pakistan’s climate change advisor, Pakistan plans to plant more than 540 million trees during the spring season of 2022 to address environmental issues.

Malik Amin Aslam, the PM’s special assistant on climate change, said: “Under PM Imran Khan’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program, we have set a lofty goal of planting over 540 million plants across the country during the spring season, from February to April,” Aslam stated.

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According to the PM’s assistant 540 million trees will be planted in Pakistan, 194 million plants would be planted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 140 million in Sindh, 74 million in Punjab, 13.5 million in Balochistan, 98.7 million in AJK, and 20.64 million in Gilgit-Baltistan.

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The February-April spring season provides an important opportunity to plant as many trees as possible all over the country. It will help to deal with various environmental problems, Aslam said. He urged that “all-out efforts should be taken to take full benefit from the ongoing spring season by planting saplings on a large-scale in the country. Because this is the second major season after monsoon when the soil is ready after receiving good winter rains to let the seedling grow fast and hold their grip on soil strongly.”

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February 22, 2022 – Plant for Pakistan Day

On February 22, known as ‘Plant for Pakistan Day,’ Prime Minister Imran Khan is slated to kick off the spring tree-planting drive. Tomorrow, about 4 million saplings will be planted across the country, with 12.2 million plants made available to the general public at various plantation sites across the country.

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On Tuesday February 22, 2022, 674 events are scheduled to urge the general public to participate in the plantation campaign. During the current spring season, around 750,000 members of the Pakistan Boy Scout Association will participate in the plantation effort. Officials said the tree-planting program would be a learning opportunity for those interested in the environment and natural resource conservation.

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