An agreement has been signed between the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and the National Highway Authority (NHA) to plant olive trees in the country.
The agreement was signed in the federal capital with Saima Rahim, the vice president of NBP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Zartaj Gul the Minister of State for Climate Change and Amjad Ali, the GM of NHA M-1 attended the ceremony.
The government is actively participating in tackling the threat posed by climate change, the minister said One of the initiatives was to put the green belt on the highways in agreement with the nation and the NHA.
Minister of Postal and Communications Services, Murad Saeed, said the plan was in line with the Prime Minister’s plan for a clean and green Pakistan. Within 3 years, the trees will begin to produce olives and more than 11,000 plants will be planted at no cost by NBP which will be planted along Islamabad Peshawar (M1) motorway, and other highways.
He also said that cultivating 10 billion trees will help deal with the climate change and its effects., the NHA promised to become self-reliant in the coming days, adding that the NHA’s revenues have reached Rs.35 billion.