1.2 million trees to be planted in Balochistan this year: CM

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal has announced that 1.2 million trees will be planted across the province this year.

Speaking to media in Quetta, Kamal said that under a five-year project of tree plantation, more than 250 million trees would be planted throughout the province.

He said that a new Forest Act will also be imposed soon to promote reforestation in the province.

The chief minister further urged people to actively participate in the plantation campaign.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the ‘Plant4Pakistan’ programme in Balloki, Nankana Sahib, under which 10 billion trees will be planted over the next five years.

The programme also aims at “reclaiming mafia encroached land, converting it into forests and wildlife parks for our future generations to fight climate change and pollution,” the premier wrote on Twitter.

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