August 12, 2021
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday beat India’s file of planting most timber inside a minute as over 50,000 saplings had been planted throughout a plantation drive in Gujranwala.
The drive was led by Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, who mentioned on the event that 52,040 vegetation had been planted within the presence of representatives of the Guinness World Records, which bettered an Indian file of planting 37,000 timber.
Previously, Bhutan, in 2015, had set the world file of planting 49,672 saplings.
Some 12,500 college students planted over 50,000 vegetation on an space between Rawalpindi bypass and Chand Ka Qila bypass after sirens had been performed.
As many as 47 drone cameras recorded the exercise.
Malik Amin Aslam mentioned that it was even higher because the girls and boys had achieved the world file of planting 52,040 vegetation in a minure, including that the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Gujranwala would deal with the vegetation until they develop into timber.
“The people of Gujranwala have given a gift to the country on the 74th Independence day with a message to the country that 14th August should be commemorated as Green Pakistan Day and everyone should plant at least one plant on the day,” he mentioned.
Admiring the spirit, he mentioned college students stood in a 14-kilometre lengthy queue to plant timber as a part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean and Green Pakistan marketing campaign to plant 10 billion timber within the nation.
Elaborating Prime Minister Imran Khan’s imaginative and prescient to show Pakistan inexperienced, the SAPM mentioned planting timber is in keeping with the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), including that Pakistan can be one of many nations which had been hit onerous by local weather change, and tree plantation was a necessity of the hour.
“Pakistan is leading tree plantation drive in the world while people of Gujranwala are leading the country-wide drive,” Amin Aslam mentioned, including that Prime Minister Imran Khan had not too long ago inaugurated the world’s largest Miyawaki city forest in Lahore, which might assist combat local weather degradation.
The SAPM mentioned these vegetation wouldn’t solely combat international warming but in addition defeat ignorance of the political rivals in Gujranwala, who had claimed that the expansion of timber, beneath Clean and Green Pakistan drive, would invite wild animals into town.
Referring to the PML-N’s 10-year rule in Punjab, he mentioned it was the identical political occasion that permit 70% of the inexperienced cowl of Lahore erode in solely 10 years, including that the historic metropolis was as soon as identified to the world because the ‘City of Gardens”.
About terming the inexperienced cowl a safety danger by the political opponents in Gujranwala, he requested them to shun ignorance and plant a tree of their share.
The SAPM on local weather change additionally planted a sapling.
He was accompanied by Federal Parliamentary Secretary on Climate Change Rukhsana Naveed, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Sohail Khwaja, Chairman PHA Gujranwala S A Hameed, and Coordinator Punjab Clean and Green Program Amir Majeed.