ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the country would face a severe drought crisis if today trees were not planted.
Addressing participants of an event held in Islamabad, Imran weighed on the importance of planting trees. He said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had accepted the challenge of planting one billion trees.
“When we announced our project of planting one billion trees, people laughed at us,” he said.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan was on number seven on the list of countries most affected by global warming.
“Global warming means that when temperatures rise, glaciers start to melt,” he said. “When that happens, eventually our rivers would run dry and a drought would come about,” he said.
The cricketer-turned-politician said that if trees were cut down, especially at the northern areas where glaciers were present, then it would cause floods in the country.
“Hence, a drought will occur in Pakistan in the 40-50 years if we don’t act today,” said the PTI chief.