‘PTI govt first in history to reverse deforestation,’ Imran Khan tweets after IMF lauds 10 billion Tree Tsunami project
On the social media application, the IMF wrote that Pakistan needed to protect its forests in order to survive climate change.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently shared on its Twitter handle how Pakistan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project was born. Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan took credit for this achievement, saying that PTI’s government was the first in history that was able to reverse the deforestation trend.
On the social media application, the IMF wrote that Pakistan needed to protect its forests in order to survive climate change. However, deforestation levels reached an all-time high, after which the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami was born.
For Pakistan to survive climate change, it needs to protect its forests. But deforestation levels in the country have reached a record high. So, the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami was born. pic.twitter.com/LfQEi7owNv
— IMF (@IMFNews) May 9, 2022
PTI Chairman Imran Khan re-tweeted this, saying that PTI was the first in Pakistan’s history to reverse this and increase forest cover. He shared that back in 2014, the provincial government of the PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa planted or regenerated more than 2.5 billion trees. It was also on target to restore more than 1 million hectares of degraded forests under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project.
PTI govt first in Pak history to reverse deforestation trend & first time forest cover increased. Beg in KP 2014, we planted/regenerated more than 2.5 bn trees & were on target to restore over 1 mn hectares of degraded forests under #10BillionTreeTsunamihttps://t.co/VLsNUQYJpd
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 9, 2022
It is important to mention here that Imran Khan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project won international recognition as well. This came after several global environmental organizations termed his efforts for a better environment as exemplary for leaders of other countries across the globe.
Following this, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson also addressed the United Nations General Assembly session over the climate push. He advised world leaders to follow in the footsteps of Pakistan’s ex-PM on planting trees.
Similarly, Japanese ambassador Kuninori Matsuda also hailed and lauded this project of the PTI government.
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