Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Mr. Khalid Khurshid inaugurated the drive by planting a tree in Gilgit.
Notably, the campaign has simultaneously been started in all 29 districts of the province. It aims to plant mainly native tree species saplings in public and community places, such as educational institutions, bus stops and along roadsides.
Gilgit-Baltistan CM urged the people to come forward and plant trees to make the region green. He said forest cover in the central city is already very low as compared to other districts of the region.
He added that the people of the region should know the importance of trees. He said climate change will destroy our future if concrete measures were not taken in this regard.