The federal government has decided to relaunch the previous government’s flagship 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project in the fiscal year 2023-24 but under the new name ‘Green Pakistan Program’.
Well-informed sources told ProPakistani the project will cost roughly Rs. 125 billion, while a small chunk of it i.e. Rs. 3.8 billion be spent on the initiative in the new fiscal year.
The effort originally started in 2015, when Imran Khan — then a provincial politician, later Pakistan’s prime minister — backed a program dubbed a “Billion Tree Tsunami.” The initiative reached its provincial targets in 2018 and was a hit. Federal officials expanded the program nationally in 2019 with a new goal of 10 billion trees — or, the “Ten Billion Tree Tsunami.”
Pertinently, the previous government had planned to plant 3.2 billion trees by the calendar year 2023, with a long-term aim to cross 10 billion trees by 2028 if re-elected. The coalition government has opted to continue the project but with a different name.