PM wants people to actively take part in plantation drive

By Staff Reporter | The News Jun 28, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday urged all the people, especially youth, to actively take part in the country’s biggest tree plantation campaign.


On his twitter account, the prime minister apparently referred to the upcoming monsoon tree plantation drive in the country under his government’s much ambitious Ten Billion Tree Tsunami project and Green and Clean Pakistan initiative.

The prime minister stressed that the countrymen have to accelerate their efforts to plant maximum saplings during the campaign.

“I want all Pakistanis, especially our youth, to gear up for the biggest tree planting campaign in our history. We have a lot of catching up to do,” he posted on his twitter account along with a graph showing numbers of trees per person around different countries of the world.

“According to which the world has 422 trees for every person but in Pakistan, this ratio stands around five trees per person. And we will be gearing up this monsoon season for our plantation drive - the biggest in Pakistan’s history," he further added in a related tweet.

A study in the journal of Nature reported close to 3.04 trillion trees on earth.

According to another data compiled by different international research bodies, about 50% of these trees in the world are present in the five biggest countries, while two-thirds were in just ten countries, leaving just 1990 billion trees for the rest of the world.

Tree wealth, an ecological term, can also be measured in terms of the most significant number of trees per person.

As per the entire world’s population and tree resources, there are 422 trees for every individual.

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