Federal Minister kicks off plantation drive in Landi Kotal

KHYBER,Aug 08:Like other parts of the country, a monsoon plantation campaign started here in sub-division Landi Kotal on Sunday.

In this connection a gathering was organized in Deputy Commissioner, Khyber rest house lawn in which beside Federal Minister for religious affairs and interfaith hormone Allama Noorul Haq Qadri as chief guest,Member provincial assembly Wilson Wazir, large number of Pakistan Tereek-e-innsaf(PTI) workers, volunteers of Tiger Force tribal elders, administrative and forest department officials and member of the civil society participated.

Speaking on the occasion the Allama Noorul Haq Qadri said that no one could deny the importance of plants and therefore the incumbent government of PTI under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Imran Khan formulated an impressive strategy to enhance tree plantation across the country.

“Greenery and plants not only halt devastation of floods but also develop a healthy environment besides increasing water resources”,he remarked.

He urged every segment of the society including political workers, ullemas, elites etc. to come forward and join hands with them to give practical form to the “green and clean Pakistan” plan of PM,Imran Khan. 

At the end the Federal Minister planted a sibling to inaugurate the plantation campaign.

Forester Landi Kotal,Falak Niaz while sharing details said that out of 0.1 million trees to be planted in the current campaign in the district,fifty thousand trees would be placed in Landi Kotal in which all departments and local welfare organizations had been involved to take an active part in it.    

Meanwhile the property owners of Bara,district Khyber perished , the newly siblings in protest, planted by the forest department and administrative officials on their private land without taking them onboard here in Manday Kas area of Bara on Sunday.

The protestors were of the view that previously, on the pretext of schemes, the government forcibly got hold of their private property and therefore they raised against the plantation drive and warned the officials not to plant trees prior to their approval.

 In spite  of their caution,the plantation drive was carried out on their property,consequently,the owners stormed the plantation fields and destroyed the siblings. 

Separately, the Federal Minister for religious affairs Noorul Haq Qadri inaugurated Charbagh-Pased Khel road work completion scheme.

The three kilometer road, completed with expenses of 36 million rupees and the Minister unveiled the plaque to formally open it.

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