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‘Billion tree tsunami’ creates a problem in Swat

The “10 Billion Tree Tsunami” campaign has created a peculiar problem in Swat. The project inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan is aimed at impeding global warming and tackling air pollution. But in Swat, where the forest department planted thousands of Elaichi (cardamom) plants, other plants withering because cardamom draws more water from the ground….

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Pakistan plants 1.5 million trees for a greener future 

In a video message, adviser to the PM on climate change Malik Amin Aslam encouraged Pakistanis to participate in the campaign and share their pictures on social media

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PTI’s incoming government pledges to plant 10 billion trees

Pakistan’s newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with Imran Khan as PM, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change. Malik Amin Aslam, who is tipped to become environment minister, said the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program would see trees planted nationwide, including in the four…

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Imran Khan criticizes Nawaz Sharif’s notion of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan once again lashed at former prime minister and current Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif in a series of statements on his Twitter account. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Khan tweeted that Sharif’s idea of democracy and a prime minister heading a government is where…

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This video of chopped trees challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims

CHITRAL: A recent video showing scores of chopped trees at a forest in Chitral challenges PTI’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ claims.  Stumps and chopped trees can be seen in the large forest area in Chitral, exposing the claims of the provincial government of successfully carrying on the Billion Tree Tsunami project. The video is evident how…

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I am a committed environmentalist: Imran Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that a tree plantation campaign launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had transformed the barren and waterlogged land of Dera Ismail Khan district. Khan’s Twitter message came shortly after his visit to Dera Ismail Khan, where he addressed a gathering of supporters. The PTI chairman…

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Pakistan will face drought if we don’t plant trees, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the country would face a severe drought crisis if today trees were not planted.  Addressing participants of an event held in Islamabad, Imran weighed on the importance of planting trees. He said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had accepted the challenge of planting one billion trees….

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‘Billion tree tsunami’ surges across northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: One of Pakistan’s greenest provinces is becoming greener still: In just a year it has added three-quarters of a billion new trees, as part of a “tree tsunami” aimed at reversing worsening forest loss. “The success on the ground is phenomenal. This is not just about planting trees but about changing attitudes,” said Rab…

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Billion Tree Tsunami reclaiming water-logged wastelands: Imran Khan

BANNU: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan says that Billion Tsunami Tree afforestation campaign launched by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was reclaiming water-logged wastelands. In a message on Twitter on Wednesday, Khan said he visited a 3000 hectare new forest planted in Bannu district of the province. Such an incredible feeling of satisfaction watching a…

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KP women nurture trees and pride in forest drive

HARIPUR: Robina Gul has swapped her needle for a trowel. Until recently, the villager from northern Pakistan got by making clothes for family weddings and religious festivals, but now she is encouraging other women to set up tree nurseries like hers that can earn them a handsome monthly income. Gul is growing some 25,000 saplings…

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