LAHORE: Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Aown Chaudhry planted a sapling in connection with monsoon plantation campaign by the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) at Jilani Park, here on Wednesday.

On the occasion Aown Chaudhary said that monsoon plantation campaign in provincial capital was praiseworthy.

He said that it was a great idea to plant 35,000 saplings  in different zones of Lahore city.

The role of PHA was very important he said and added  that the it would help reduce the environmental pollution.

He said, “Saplings were provided to the people in Jillani  Park during last week under the ongoing plantation campaign  which was a gratified effort."

Aown Chaudhry asked the people to participate in the  ongoing drive to help protect the country's environment  and make Pakistan green as per the vision of Prime Minister  Imran Khan.

PTI leader Maher Wajid while planting a sapling said  that in order to make the campaign successful was the  contribution of PHA officials and most important element  was the gardeners who worked hard to make environment  clean and green.

The PHA Director General also appealed to the people  for making the campaign successful.

He said that PHA had  planted 35,000 saplings in different parks of Lahore,  whereas, over 31,000 saplings were distributed in a  single-day (Aug 18).

He said that 200,000 saplings would  be planted during the current year.

PHA officials including Chairman Syed Yasir Gilani,  Vice Chairman Hafiz Zeeshan Rasheed, Director General  Ghulam Farid, Director Headquarters Mudasar Ejaz, Director  Finance Usman Ghani including PRO Nadia Tufail, attended  the ceremony.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2019