Pakistan hosting World Environment Day today in Islamabad
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Pakistan has been hosting World Environment Day on the 5th of June (today), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program.
The day will be celebrated worldwide through various events and activities, in line with the latest coronavirus regulations. This year, the theme is “ecosystem restoration” and focuses on resetting our connection with nature.
Pakistan in recognition of its leadership role in executing promising “Ecosystem Restoration Initiatives” has given the honor of hosting World Environment Day where it will showcase its success stories in nature conservation.
The main event has currently been happening at the Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad. The activities of the event are being live-streamed across the globe through official and social portals.
The prime minister would formally announce the achievements of the first billion trees plantation target under the flagship Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Plantation (TBTTP) project with other initiatives.
The objective of the program
Earlier, the PM said the program’s objective is to increase tree cover, protect wildlife – diminishing due to lack of habitat.
Khan added that the government has also been working on the restoration of wetlands by using floodwaters and replenishing the water table.
“The whole process would also help in creating green jobs. At the moment, when people have unemployed due to the lockdown situation, the government enabled them, particularly women and youth in remote areas, to generate income by growing nurseries,” he added.
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