Using a technique pioneered by the late Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, the forest covers 12.5 acres and has more than 165,000 plants. Officials say the trees are expected to grow 10 times faster than normal due to the Miyawaki technique of planting them close together.
When Mukhtiar Ahmed heard that a new public transport system with air-conditioned buses was coming to the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar, he worried his customers would desert the beat-up people carrier he drove for a living.
Talking about the economic challenges last year, the president noted that world economies shrank due to the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, but due to the government's prudent policies, "Pakistan's economic performance was better compared to other countries."
“Greening Saudi Arabia is idealistic, romantic and all my praise with you... we will share our experience of planting two and a half billion trees in Pakistan,” the premier remarked while thanking the crown prince for inviting Pakistan to the summit.
The prime minister thanked Saudi Arabia after the kingdom agreed to provide $3 billion deposits in order to shore up the country’s foreign exchange reserves.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi the premier said the federal and Sindh governments had decided to deal with Karachi's problems "together" following negotiations.
"I want to pay tribute to GB scouts and those martyrs who gave sacrifices and freed this region. I wanted to congratulate people of GB on another thing: our decision to give GB provincial status. This decision has been taken while keeping in view the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions."
"The system of the state of Madinah was based on justice and merit, even a general was promoted to the higher rank on the basis of performance. We can rise as a nation by following the guiding principles of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”
“Around nine million overseas Pakistanis are the country’s asset,” the premier said at a ceremony held to launch the "Sohni Dharti Remittance Programme (SDRP)" – a move aimed at encouraging the use of formal channels.
Imran said that Saudi Arabia has always extended generous support to Pakistan in its difficult times. "The latest generous gesture by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reaffirms the all-weather friendship between the two states,” he added.