Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.
Director General (DG) of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his wife initiated the National Tree Plantation Campaign, and appealed to all Pakistanis to participate in the drive, reports Geo News.
“Trees are life. Plant trees to save lives,” General Bajwa said in his message on the occasion on Monday.
The DG ISPR tweeted on Monday: “COAS (Chief of Army Staff) will initiate simultaneous plantation of two million trees today across the country under army arrangements with planned target of 10 million trees during this monsoon.”
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which is expected to form the government at the centre with Imran Khan as Prime Minister, will also plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.
The PTI had previously launched a tree-planting project in Khyber Pakhtunkwa.