Billion Tree Tsunami: A tale of Imran Khan's extraordinary vision

09:51 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
Billion Tree Tsunami: A tale of Imran Khan's extraordinary vision
SPONSORED CONTENT: Prior to Elections 2013, our party launched a comprehensive “Environmental Policy”; something unprecedented in Pakistan before. As soon as we assumed KPK government, we now had the means to implement our policies and manifesto across the province.

In 2014, the PTI-led KPK government launched the visionary Billion Tree Tsunami. The afforestation project included 732 million new saplings, 27 million self-growing saplings that were taken into preservation, 240 million saplings after procurement and 153 million saplings distributed among the public.

Billion Tree Tsunami has been acknowledged by WWF and this project makes Pakistan to be one of the countries that have successfully completed the Bonn Challenge.

The project of the Billion Tree Tsunami has changed the whole country. The project has been admired by multiple international media outlets as well. Let's have a look at the impacts of Billion Tree Tsunami:


The environmental change is the biggest achievement of the Billion Tree Tsunami. Plantation of almost 1.2 billion trees has changed the course of the environment in the of the province. It is not only leaving the positive environmental impacts on KPK but also affecting the whole country in a positive way. That's the reason ever Pakistani wants the same kind of plantation in the whole country.

International Praise:

The Billion Tree Tsunami project has been declared a Green Gold by AFP in their story. You can read it by Clicking Here.

Following is the list of some more International Media outlets praising the Billion Tree Tsunami - Click on the names to view :

“Cricket-star turned politician Imran Khan launched the green initiative in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” The Independent
“Pakistan’s northwestern province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), has planted an unprecedented 1 billion trees in just more than two years” VOA News
“Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests” IUCN
“'Billion tree tsunami' surges across northern Pakistan” REUTERS
“Pakistan investing $150m in billion-tree reforestation” AlJazeera

Economic Boost:

About 13000 govt and private nurseries were set up in the whole province and an estimated 500,000 green jobs were created.

These were some of the prominent outcomes of the Billion Tree Tsunami Project - It has started showing its result and it will be benefitting the upcoming generations of the country.


The afforestation has affected the environment in an extremely positive manner. In addition to environmental changes, about 13,000 government and private nurseries were set up in the whole province and an estimated 500,000 green jobs were created.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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