PTI will easily win
Senate elections: Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Imran Khan, while chairing a meeting of government spokespersons, said that despite the reservations, the members of the parliament stand by the government, adding that neither we took pressure first nor will take.

The meeting also discussed current political situation and the Senate elections, while the spokespersons were briefed on government decisions and austerity measures in the meeting.

The meeting also discussed the issue of issuing tickets to Yousuf Raza Gilani, the joint candidate of the opposition alliance.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is watering plant on Wednesday in Lahore.

Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan said that the long march of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11-opposition parties, would also fail like its public rallies.

He said that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will easily win Senate elections, adding that we have given tickets to best candidates. “We have broken the tradition of giving Senate tickets to billionaires,” he added.

The premier went on to say that the expenditure of the Prime Minister s Office was reduced from Rs 506 million to Rs 243 million during the PTI government’s tenure, adding that the people should know that the government is with them in difficult situation.

PM Imran further said that the economic indicators are improving today and it is becoming clear in large scale manufacturing after a long time.

Plantation

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday stressed the need for planting trees and vowed that his government would make a “green Pakistan” by planting 10 billion trees.

The premier was speaking at the Spring Tree Plantation Campaign 2021 that he kicked off in Islamabad earlier today.

He regretted that over the past decades, cities like Lahore and Peshawar that were once known as “garden cities” had turned into “concrete, cement jungles” because of “merciless” deforestation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashed and over stand after planning the sapling plant on Wednesday in Lahore.

He shone a light on the impact of deforestation in the country, saying that not only does cutting down trees lead to an increase in pollution but that it had harmful effects especially for children and the elderly.

The prime minister said that his government had selected sites in Lahore and Islamabad where trees would be planted using the Miyawaki technique, a method that was used in Japan to speed up growth of plants.

“This is the first site in Islamabad [where trees have been planted using the Miyawaki technique]. A jungle that normally takes 30 years to grow can grow in 10 years and also provides more oxygen,” he explained.

This is not the first time PM Imran has mentioned the Miyawaki method. He had referred to the technique in earlier this week during the inauguration of a similar plantation drive in Lahore.

He regretted that over the past decades, cities like Lahore and Peshawar that were once known as “garden cities” had turned into “concrete, cement jungles” because of “merciless” deforestation.