The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has set a world record of planting 50,000 trees in one minute in Gujranwala, broke India’s record of planting 4000 seeds in sixty seconds.
According to the report, 13000 students in Gujranwala took part in a plantation drive and planted 50,000 seeds in 60 seconds. Taking to Twitter, PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan gave glad tidings of the news and congratulated the country.
“Congratulations Pakistan for making the world record. Our 13000 students in Gujranwala planted 50,000 saplings in just 60 seconds, setting a new record for the largest plantation drive anywhere in the world,” Faisal Javed Khan tweeted.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Environment, Malik Amin Aslam lauded the students for making the world record as this time, students have beaten India.
Earlier, the world record of planting the highest saplings in one minute was held by India. India was holding the world record with 37,000 saplings in one minute, which now has been overtaken by Pakistan.
Pakistan breaks world tree-planting record
Malik said that the present government is paying attention to minimize the environmental hazards by planting maximum plants. PM Khan inaugurated “the world’s biggest” Miyawaki urban forest in Lahore. The forest will feature around 165,000 plants that will grow 10 times quicker than in a normal forest.
The government is also developing another 53 Miyawaki forests in different parts of Lahore to create sinks for carbon as well as for better pollution diminution in the city.
Social media netizen also rejoiced at the news and lauded the PTI government. According to them, Pakistan under PM Khan is moving into success with such initiatives.
As part of a greener Pakistan, PM Khan launched the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project. With the project, the PTI government under the leadership of PM Khan planted many forests.