Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change visits Gilgit-Baltistan to launch the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Program


Secretary Ministry of Climate Change, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif visited Gilgit-Baltistan in April 2017 to launch the Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Program in Skardu and Ghanche districts. The Secretary was received by officials from the District Administration and Forest Department. The visit was conducted by Dr. Zakir Hussain, Conservator of Forest District Ghanche. During his two day visit the Secretary planted trees in several locations including Village Hoto, District Skardu and Village Siksa, District Ghanche.

 Village Siksahas recently been made part of the Green Pakistan Program. The Water Replenishment Project sponsored by Coca-Cola, administered by UNDP and implemented by Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO) has replenished 5.05 billion liters of water per annum to the community and nature.The forest department provided 3500 trees to the local community for greening the area. The Secretary made a personal contribution of Rs 44440 for the plantation of 1111 trees (the figure being specifically chosen to represent the tall and slender stems of the poplars).

The event was attended by district administration and forest department officials along with local councilors, Siksa community members and MGPO representatives.