200 million saplings to be planted across country in PM’s monsoon drive

The country’s largest ongoing monsoon tree plantation season 2020 is expected to meet a target of planting around 200 million saplings across the country. The monsoon tree plantation season that will continue for three months and end on September 30. Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the ‘Monsoon Tree Plantation and Protection Campaign 2020’ by planting a sapling in Kahuta on July 17.

While sharing details of the monsoon tree plantation targets,  Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that as many as 80m seedlings would be planted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during the ongoing monsoon season followed by 60m plants in Sindh, 37m plants in Punjab, 14m in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 2.050m plants in Gilgit-Baltistan, 0.602m plants in Balochistan. The remaining plants will be planted by different civil society organizations, including Intern­ational Union of Conservation for Nature — Pakistan and World Wide Fund for Nature — Pakistan.

Source: Dawn