Nowshera: Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan’s biggest challenge is food security, foreign exchange can come from olives, olive production will become a source of employment for the youth, future generations are threatened by climate change.
Addressing the Nowshera Olive Tree Planting Campaign, he said that the impact of olive production would be felt all over Pakistan. There was a time when we used to export wheat, this year we imported 4 million tonnes of wheat. We import ghee and palm oil, there is a big difference between our exports and imports, our exports have increased, our imports have decreased.
He said that the biggest responsibility of a government is to secure food for the people. Pakistan is one of the 10 countries that are affected by climate change. Pakistan has the second youngest population in the world. Employing youth is also a big challenge. Pollution is also a challenge for us. Climate change is a threat to future generations. ۔ Planting trees is securing the future of future generations.
The Prime Minister said that foreign exchange could come from olives, olives could be produced in most parts of KPK. Olives can be exported to the world, it is the best cooking oil. Olive production will become a source of employment for the youth.
He said that pollution was a problem in the cities and youth and students should participate in the planting of Billion Tree trees. It is important to plant urban forests in the cities as well, including fruit trees. Different types of fruit trees can grow in Pakistan. We have 12 seasons.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an olive tree planting campaign in Nowshera. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was also present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the project. Olive tree planting will be part of the 10 billion Tree Tsunami Program. Under the campaign, olive trees will be planted at suitable places across the country.