100 Million Trees To Be Planted Under Green Pakistan Program

The government’s drive to enhance the forest coverage of Pakistan through Green Pakistan Program (GPP) was formally launched on February 09, 2017.

The Punjab Forest Department launched the program by planting 100,000 seedlings over a range of 138 sections of land, situated in around 19 areas of the province.

The tree plantation campaign under ‘Green Pakistan Program’ began in Sindh on Thursday. About 50,000 seedlings will be planted at various rural regions of Sukkur and Khairpur under this program.

The District Chairmen, other local administration and also Local Support Organizations, Village Organizations, students and common society associations participated in the Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2017 as a team with Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO).

For Green Pakistan Program, the government is bearing 50% of the cost of the project, while every province will contribute 50% for each rupee spent.

Through the program, 100 million trees will be planted all around the country. The program intends to plant indigenous tree species to monitor and advance the local flora of Punjab.

The Different Types of Seedlings to be Used

The species to be planted in various environmental ranges include:

  • Chir
  • Kail
  • Deodar
  • Fit
  • Partal
  • Sprouce
  • Phulai
  • Kiker
  • Rubinia
  • Kahu
  • Jand
  • Ber
  • Fig
  • Akhrot
  • Toot
  • Neem
  • Frash
  • and several other species.

Minister of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Mian Yawar Zaman said that Rs. 1,285 million have been allocated for the Green Pakistan Program in Punjab. Nearly 5.5 million trees will be planted in 10,000 divisions of land and forests. They will be planted in 13 districts over a duration of 5 years.

Shehbaz Sharif’s Kisan Package

Aside from that, the department will give 22.15 million trees to the general population on comparatively low cost. They can get them via preset and accessible 244 sale points set up all across the province.

Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab, will be presenting a Kisan Package, through which farmer community will be encouraged in planting trees. The government will cover 70% of the cost while the farmers will cover the remaining 30% themselves.

South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) and World Wide Fund for Nature  Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) also worked together for the event. WWF-Pakistan kept Government College University (GCU)’s students engaged towards planting trees at the occasion.

At Karol Forest, 7000 trees were planted on 10 acres of land of land, this will inevitably increase the total area covered by forests in Pakistan.

An Alarming Situation for Pakistan

As a rule, 25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover. Pakistan’s total forest area was at 3.3% back in 1990 which has fallen to an alarming 1.9% by 2015. This in itself should serve as  enough of a warning for us.

As indicated by Tahir Rasheed, CEO, SPFC, Green Pakistan Program will be a fruitful activity, as it will enhance the forest cover prompting to the preservation of wildlife. In particular, it will adjust and alleviate the effects of environmental change in Pakistan, as the nation is already suffering the brunt of it.


  • First they cut thousands of trees for their ‘topi drama projects’, now they want to plant them again.

      • Nandipur didn’t went well but the corruption was made in Billions, there’s a reason for the Mega infrastructure projects because you can make billions in corruption and hide the money in Panama etc!
        Police,Judiciary,Health, Education etc reforms don’t offer such hefty amounts as corruption!

        • https://m.facebook.com/pml.n.official/posts/1080825245279232
          Please read it .Nandipur has been completed.the project failed to do anything because of PPP govt .Don’t pin ppps failure on pmln .When load shading will finish in 2018 , you’ll see the benefits of the mega infrastructure projects.the corruption your saying has not been proved and it’s the only thing Imran has been saying do get votes.where are such projects in kpk.giving police new furniture is the only thing he has done in 4 years and kpk is the only province in Pakistan whos poverty has increased . Heres the link http://tribune.com.pk/story/1194269/multidimensional-poverty-index-k-p-witnesses-marginal-increase-poverty/
          New schools and hospitals have also been made but no new hospitals and schools e.t.c have been made in kpk or you would have heard the media talk about it for days.Whew ,this took some time lol.

          • Aisi baat nhe, woh comment Truth ke reply main tha.
            Green Pakistan aik acha project hai and jo be kry I’ll appreciate it.
            Main sirf priorities bta rha tha PMLN gov ki. Koi basic reforms nhe ki bas mega projects to do corruption kyun ke mega projects main bht pasia hota hai.
            Shyd apko yeh dikhai nhi deta!

            • Bhai mega corruption ki bat to kar rahay ho lekin is bar ki International reports to kuch aur bata rahi hai. Ranking bhi behter hui hai. Shayad apko wo Nazar nahi a rahi. Shukar hai project acha laga apko.

            • Bhai such projects are awarded after a procurement process, if such processes are not transparent why not bidders raise this in media ? All such mega projects are open tender not closed tender. Media which now associates itself either with PMLN or PTI or PPP brings very vague evidences (which aren’t even evidences but only gossips).

              I am very much aware and have been part of the whole such contract awards and it is not that easy to do corruption. I have also been PTI voter but sadly when PTI starting hiding facts, showed one side of the picture, lied concealing facts I got very disappointed.

              We accept it or not but our expectations from PMLN are higher than from PPP or even PTI when it comes to governance/infrastructure and mega projects. If they would have failed in power projects then our expectation would have been “yar bijli he dy do “.

              Ab jab bijli ka problem solve ho raha ha…we want more because we (accept it or not) our expectations from PMLN govt. are much higher.

    • 25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI OK

    • 25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI

  • the problem is that these trees would be of no use…..they should have planted tress like: mangoes,banana,and other fruits…so it could have helped the poor hunger as well as environmnet

  • 25% of a country’s area should consist of forest cover.: every PAKISTANI USER SHOULD PALNAT SMALL TREES AND PLANTS ON HIS HOUSE ROOF AND KAYARI

  • sir, how can one register himself to provide the different proposed species for the project ??

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