Breaking: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek E Insaf keeps his promise of planting one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Back in 2013, Imran Khan had promised Pakistanis, he would plant one billion trees in the whole KPK Province as an effort to turn down the effect of global warming and climatic changes taking place in the whole world.
Cricket turned star, Imran Khan has not only kept his promise but he has also said that we will plant similar trees in every province of the country to make bring down the heat at least in their own country.
The work was strictly focused in the area of the Gambila rivers in district Bannu where vast forest area was brutally wiped out by rain and flood water.
The Billion Tree Tsunami campaign completed this ahead of its actual deadline set as to December, 2017.
Imran Khan on this occasion said, ‘If you plant trees, we have discovered, by the river banks it sustains the rivers. But most importantly, the glaciers that are melting in the mountains, and one of the biggest reasons is because there has been a massive deforestation. So, this billion tree is very significant for our future.’
The KPK government launched this campaign as a sister campaign of an overall international effort being made to restore 150 million hectares of deforested land by 2020 and further 350 million hectares by 2030.
The campaign known as Bonn Challenge was set up by an organization called the International Union For Conservation Of Nature and almost 20 countries have signed up so far.
The organization congratulated Imran Khan for completing a momentous milestone.
DG IUCN said, ‘The Billion Tree Tsunami initiative is a true conservation success story, one that further demonstrates Pakistan’s leadership role in the international restoration effort and continued commitment to the Bonn Challenge.’
Besides planting a billion trees in KPK, the government is also focusing on so called Timer Mafia to curtail and restrain their activities of cutting down forests illegally and save nature from a havoc.