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Under the Prime Minister's Green Pakistan Programme, more than two million trees have so far been planted throughout the country.

The programme launched earlier this year by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif aims to reinvigorate country’s ailing forestry sector through large-scale tree plantation.

According to the spokesman of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Muhammad Saleem Shaikh, more than one million and 51 thousand trees have been planted in Punjab, followed by 409,300 trees in Sindh, 202,000 trees in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 232,400 trees in Balochistan, 130,500 in Azad Kashmir, 86,330 trees in Gilgit-Baltistan and 87,000 trees in Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

He said 9.58 million tree saplings are in different nurseries set up in various parts of the country under the Programme.

He further said that a viable mechanism has been hammered out to ensure maximum survival of the tree samplings through utmost care.


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