105 million trees planned under Green Pakistan Programme
According to official sources, the programme would be launched formally along with upcoming monsoon tree plantation campaign 2016 in July.
The programme will be undertaken from year 2016 to 2021.
All federal and provincial stakeholders, civil society organizations, corporate bodies and international development partners would be made part of efforts to implement the programme.
Overall Pakistan forest resources are limited, covering only less than five percent of total land area, which is far below the international standard of 25% forest cover for a country.
However, forests of Pakistan are very rich in terms of biodiversity and present a unique blend of tree, shrub, grass and animal species, living across various ecological (climatic) zones from sea level in the south, to high altitude alpine pastures of the north.