Caritas Pakistan has launched a campaign to plant a million trees. In doing so, it is putting into action the Church’s doctrine on integral ecology. Planting beech trees and orchids trees began in 2016 and will end in 2019. The work is well underway, with 700,000 saplings already planted in various parts of the country. The initiative is called ‘One Million Tree Plantation Campaign (2016-2019)’, and involves many primary school students.

During the latest operation, more than 50 students planted saplings along the banks of a canal in Farooqabad, a city in Sheikhupura district (Punjab province). The event was sponsored by NutriCo Morinaga, which is affiliated with a famous Japanese company that produces baby food, in collaboration with Punjab’s Forestry Department.

Syed Nadeem Abbass the sub-divisional forest officer in Punjab’s Forestry Department assured Caritas Pakistan of his department’s support.

Source: Asianews