KAMALIA – More than 16,000 Pakistani men and women set a world record of maximum tree plantation in short span of time, officials announced on Sunday.
According to PakistanTribe correspondent tree-plantation drive was organized in Kamalia Wildlife Park area under Pakistan government’s Plant for Pakistan campaign.
Although the feat has yet to be certified by Guinness World Records, Pakistani officials have reported that volunteers planted 16,000 tree in a short time of 32 seconds.
Ahmad Khawar Shahzad, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Toba Tek Sindh District, Punjab confirmed the development when saying total One million trees will be planted in the district.
Kamalia is a city in the Toba Tek Singh District of Punjab province in Pakistan. It is the administrative center of Kamalia Tehsil.
The city is the second biggest producer of poultry in Pakistan after Chakwal, Punjab.
Today we planted 16,000 trees in Kamalia forest in 32seconds, which is a world record, claimed DC Toba Tek Singh.
Kamalia forest or Kamalia Wildlife Park was established in 1990-92 under the development scheme “Development of Wildlife Park at Kamalia” at the cost of Rs.4.836 million. It is Punjab’s second biggest forest spread over hundreds of acres along river Ravi.
People took part in Kamalia forest plantation campaign include students and other men, women from different walks of life, said Shahzad when sharing recent campaign detail.
Newly elected government in Pakistan announced to plant billions of tree in the country to address global warming and climate change challenges.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced about Plant for Pakistan tree plantation campaign during his first televised speech.
The PM inaugurated the Plant for Pakistan campaign on September 01, 2018 after planting a tree in Chief Minister House, Lahore.
Pakistan’s Tree Plantation Records:
Previously Pakistan set a world record for most trees planted in a single day when planted 847,275 trees in 2013.
In April 2018, The Sindh forest department successfully broke its earlier Guinness World Record of planting the most trees in 24 hours by planting 1,129,294 mangroves on an island near Keti Bunder in Thatta district of Sindh.