‘Gift of Imran Khan’: PTI launches ‘Pencil with Seeds’ to make Karachi greener
This is a very innovative concept to encourage children to plant. The rubber part of pencil has a degradable capsule that contains seeds of cucumber, lady finger, brinjal, spinach, and coriander.
A test run of Beej wali Pencil (Pencil with Seeds) was carried out by PTI, under the supervision of Dr Arif Alvi, in Qamrul Islam School Punjab Colony NA247 PS111 in the girls section. Boys section was done later.
Test run of بیج والی پنسل yesterday in Qamrul Islam School Punjab Colony NA247 PS111 in the girls section. Boys section was done later. Children responded well on pollution, global warming and need for plantation. The excitement on getting a the pencil was out of this world 😊 pic.twitter.com/LhJUZFUli0— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) May 6, 2018
The PTI lawmaker took to Twitter to share that children responded well on pollution, global warming and need for plantation.
In a previous tweet, Dr Alvi announced that PTI Chairman Imran Khan will soon officially launch the pencil.
As a part of the #MillionTreeTsunami in Karachi @ImranKhanPTI will officially launch بیج والی پنسل— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) May 6, 2018
This is a very innovative concept to encourage children to plant. The rubber part of pencil has a degradable capsule that contains seeds of
کھیرا، بھنڈی، بینگن، پالک اور ہرا دھنیا pic.twitter.com/YvbfBxLLbJ
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) May 6, 2018
On the other hand, last year, PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa added three-quarters of a billion new trees, as part of a "Billion Tree Tsunami" aimed at reversing worsening forest loss.
‘Billion Tree Tsunami’
It aims to turn around deforestation and increase the province's forested area by at least 2pc.
About 13,000 government and private nurseries, in almost every district of the province, are now producing hundreds of thousands of saplings of local and imported tree varieties, including pines, walnuts and eucalyptus.
Many small-scale nurseries, producing up to 25,000 saplings, have been set up with cash advances and a guaranteed purchase agreement from the provincial government.
The project has proven so popular that the federal government has now begun implementing its own "Green Pakistan Programme".
The aim of the programme is to plant 100 million trees all over the country over the next five years.
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