Plantation: (Punjab govt to plant 130 million trees in 5 districts)

ISLAMABAD: Punjab government will plant 130 million trees over an area of 99 thousand acres of land in five districts of southern Punjab.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore, Chief Executive Officer South Punjab Forest Company, Tahir Rasheed said with completion of the project, around 240 billion rupees will be added to national exchequer and government will also earn Rs 20 billion.

He said the project will also help reduce logging pressure on natural forests of the country. Tahir Rasheed said Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and Rahim Yar Khan districts will be brought under forest cover through the project.