Nawaz launches ‘Green Pakistan’ initiative to add 100m plants in 5 years
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to ensure foolproof security of Pakistan cricket team in India, in coordination with Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
He said this in a meeting with the Interior Minister here who briefed the Prime Minister on security issues particularly the matter pertaining to security of Pakistan cricket team during its Indian visit expected this month to take part in T20 World Cup.
The Prime Minister directed the ministry to send a security team in advance to India to report on security measures there for taking the final decision in this regard. The Prime Minister also sought report from Pakistan Cricket Board on poor performance of Pakistani cricket team in Asia Cup.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday approved the launch of "Green Pakistan Programme" to improve forestry and wildlife sectors in the country.
The Prime Minister will lead the Green Pakistan Programme on the pattern of "Green Wall Programme" of China which will target to add 100 Million new plants all over the country in next five years.
This would include one thousand Avenue Miles of Canal Side and Roadside Plantations in Punjab, KPK and Sindh, plantations at Changa Manga, Darphar, Bahawalpur and Chichawatni.
It would also include plantations at the mangrove forests in Karachi and Badin along with hill forests of Khirthar range in Sindh, Juniper forests of Ziarat and Chilghoza forest in Suleiman Ranges of Baluchistan and areas in GB, AJK, Muree, Hazara, Kotli Sattian, Malakand, FATA (Orakzai, North Waziristan).
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Climate Change to develop a proposal for strengthening Zoological Survey of Pakistan so as to immediately undertake inventory of endangered wildlife species and habitats across the country.
The institutional and administrative steps for protection of habitat and inventory for endangered wildlife species will help a great to deal to achieve the desired goals. The Prime Minister said preservation and management of forest and wildlife resources of the country need to be adequately developed in line with the best international practices.