KARACHI: The Pakistan Army has joined the national polio and tree plantation campaigns, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa planted a tree as part of Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan and also attended a ceremony held to discuss ways for making a polio-free Pakistan.

Around 29 million trees were planted from 2018 onwards while 5m are being planted during this monsoon by the Pakistan Army Formation as part of Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan.

The FWO as part of its ‘Green Motorways Initiative’ will be planting around 1m saplings astride motorways in next two and a half years.

The initiative encompasses planting and nurturing 600,000 plants along the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2), 180,000 plants along Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9), 120,000 plants along Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (M-11) and over 100,000 plants astride Swat Motorway.

Published in Dawn, September 24th, 2020

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