Nawaz launches ‘Green Pak­istan’ ini­tia­tive to add 100m plants in 5 years

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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.

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