0.25 mln saplings to be planted at IIA: CAA


ISLAMABAD, May 21 (APP):Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) would bring about 537 acres of land under forest cover during next five years by planting 250,000 saplings at Islamabad International Airport (IIA) under the Prime Minister’s Clean and Green Pakistan drive.
As many as 140,000 saplings have been planted so far at IIA while remaining target would be achieved in stipulated time period, the CAA’s spokesperson told APP on Tuesday.
She said fruit plants, botanical garden and flowery shrubby plantation along the road side would be planted during the indicated period.
She said that the campaign would also cover national airport including Karachi, Lahore and Sialkot.
Affirming the resolve of the Aviation Division, she urged the residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad to become the part of “Own a Tree at Islamabad International Airport for Times to Come” initiative, recently launched by the IIA.
The spokesperson said “There is no cost to be paid by the individuals,” adding that each tree would carry the name of the individual and symbolize his /her contribution towards the national cause.
According to details, various departments had planted around 95.4 million trees so far,out of the target of 138 million.Around 1.7 million tree saplings were planted across Pakistan during this week only.