Pakistan has made yet anotherworld record and received the certificate from Guinness Book of World Records in acknowledgment of planting 541,176 trees in one day, breaking the Indian record of 447,874 trees that was set on June 12. Prior to India, this record was made by Mexico.
Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi arranged the plantation drive on the eve of National Year of Environment that is also aimed at developing forest resources through international competitions. Pakistan planted these trees at 800 acres of land at Keti Bunder, District Thatta.
The record has been set under the following two rules of Guinness Book of World: 1) plantation was allowed only in day-light and was not allowed in artificial light; and (2) not more than 300 people were allowed to participate in the plantation.
An amount of Rs10 million was provided by The National Bank of Pakistan being the whole & sole sponsor of the day activity.
Federal Minister for Environment Afridi said, that the federal government has given Rs1.5 billion to the Sindh government for giving full attention to the tree for next 5 years. After 5 years they can survive on their own. He also told media that his ministry has set a side Rs5 billion for making environment pollution free.
Purpose of this activity was to make environment polluation free and a fight against global warming.