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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan will formally launch 'Plant for Pakistan Drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today at Shahkas Area (Adjacent to Masood Scouts) of District Khyber under which 5 million saplings will be planted throughout the province.

According to details 150,000 sapling will be planted in Peshawar alone whereas similar plantation drive will be carried out by the district administrations, forest department, education department and all concerned line departments in all the districts of the province.

It is pertinent to mention here that under the previous PTI led provincial government; one billion afforestation project was successfully completed due to which the forest cover of the province has increased by 6.3%.

Additionally the project also provided job opportunities to more than 500,000 individuals, whereas according to the reports of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the survival rate of the plantation i.e. 88% was reported highly satisfactory.

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