Imran Khan urges youth to plant more trees to reverse adverse impact
of climate change

GHAZI BAROTHA, (MANEND NEWS): Prime Minister Imran Khan has
urged the youth to play their due role in making the Ten Billion Tree
Tsunami drive a success to protect the country from adverse impact of
the climate change.
Addressing the launching ceremony of Spring Tree Plantation
Campaign at Ghazi Barotha on Friday, PM Imran Khan said trees are
vital to preserve the future of coming generations as Pakistan is
amongst the ten most affected countries of the world by the negative
impact of the climate change. He asked the youth to protect trees and
the government will provide them sports grounds.
Imran Khan said 70 percent of Lahore’s tree cover was eroded and the
previous regimes paid no heed to that regard. He said we have to
plant more trees to reverse the adverse impact of climate change.
Responding to some demands raised by Malik Amin Aslam, the special
assistant on climate change, for the area, Imran Khan announced
setting up of Special Technology zone at Kamra. He said the entire
Punjab, including Attock district, will be provided with universal health
coverage under Insaf Health Card by the end of this year. The Prime
Minister said it has been government’s policy to give priority to local
people for jobs in projects established in an area.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik Amin Aslam said that one million trees
will be planted along banks of the Ghazi Canal in next three years. He
said the government is also working on constructing ten cricket
grounds in the area.

The SAPM thanked the prime minister for approving provision of gas to
35 villages of the area from where natural gas is being extracted as
priority right. He said a regional campus of Allama Iqbal Open
University and a mother-child hospital are also being established in
Attock to facilitate people of the area.

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