Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said on Wednesday that special legislation granting 20 additional marks was underway to incorporate the youth into Prime Minister’s Ten Billion Tsunami Tree plantation project.

Zartaj Gul, in an exclusive interview with APP, said that in line with PM Khan’s clean and green Pakistan vision, a unique and innovative effort was devised to make it obligatory upon university graduates to plant 20 trees during the course of their study.

Under PM Imran Khan’s vision for a clean and green Pakistan, the full participation of youth in the movement to plant more trees in the country would be encouraged through this legislation, she added.


Explaining the proposed scheme for students, Zartaj Gul said extra marks were given to the students involved in the National Cadet Corps (NCC); additional marks would also be given to the students for planting trees as part of educational activities.

“Programmes like ‘20 Plants 20 Numbers’ will not only encourage the youth to be a part of this national goal but will also further our dream of making Pakistan a green and prosperous country,” she said.