Plant for Pakistan

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Plant for Pakistan (Plant4Pakistan), also known as 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, is a five-year project to plant 10 billion trees across Pakistan from 2018 to 2023.[1] Prime Minister Imran Khan kicked off the drive on 2 September 2018 with approximately 1.5 million trees planted on the first day.[2] The campaign was based on the successful Billion Tree Tsunami campaign of the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, also led by Imran Khan, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2014.[3]

In 2020, the program tripled its number of workers to 63,600 after being momentarily halted following the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to enlist those left unemployed by its economic consequences.[4] Most of the work, which pays between 500-800 rupees (US$3-5) a day, takes place in rural areas, with people setting up nurseries, planting saplings, and serving as forest protection guards. The plan was awarded 7.5 billion rupees ($46m) in funding[5].

Saplings planted during the initiative included mulberry, acacia, moringa and other indigenous species.

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  1. ^ Gul, Ayaz. "Pakistan to Plant '10 Billion Trees'". VOA. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "'Plant for Pakistan' campaign kicks off across the country | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakistan has planted over a billion trees". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Pakistan Hires Thousands of Newly-Unemployed Laborers for Ambitious 10 Billion Tree-Planting Initiative". Good News Network. thegoodnewsnetwork. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  5. ^ "Pakistan's virus-idled workers hired to plant trees". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 30 April 2020..