‘Chand Meri Zameen – Phool Mera Watan’: Government of Balochistan launches massive tree planting campaign – Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Taraqee Foundation, with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP Pakistan), the Pakistan Fund for Poverty Alleviation – PPAF, the Forestry and Wildlife Department and the Government of Balochistan, launched Saturday a massive tree planting campaign called “Chand Meri Zameen – Phool Mera Watan”.
The reader targets several cities in Balochistan, including Quetta, Pishin and Nushki.
As part of the campaign, nearly 15,000 seedlings will be planted in Quetta, 35,000 in Maseelakh, 25,000 in Band Khushdil Khan and 10,000 seedlings each in Pishin and Nushki. The campaign aims to bring together various stakeholders including the government of Balochistan, local and international NGOs, agencies, students and the general public to advance Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of a “clean and green Pakistan”.
The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has supported the Taraqee Foundation in its ambition to transform the deserted places of Balochistan into a center of greenery.
The PPAF provided gardening equipment and logistical support to its partner organization for the effective implementation of this program.
Through the tree planting campaign, the PPAF tried to reinforce the fact that trees are in fact natural capital.
Currently, tree planting campaigns are active in three targeted districts and to officially mark the start of this campaign, a groundbreaking ceremony was organized by SP Noshki Police, Javed Gharsheen at Noshki Police Complex.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of government officials / community members; including Adnana Rao Manager ESMU PPAF, DIG police Rakshan Division Javed Jaskani, Commander Noshki Malatia Col Asif, Ex Minister Haji Ghulam Dastigir Bedini, President Pakistan Union of Journalists Shehzada Zulfiqar, Qurban Gharsheen social activist / deputy secretary Sports and Culture PTI / CEO BEEJ organization , members of the local community and members of the Hindu business community, to support the noble cause.
The mass tree planting campaign “Chand Meri Zameen – Phool Mera Watan” will be carried out with complete zeal and the responsibility for the maintenance of these 10,000 planted saplings has been taken over by the police SP Noshki Javed Gharsheen .
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021