ISLAMABAD          -     Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar Sunday said the government had launched an application to track the ongoing plantation drive in the country through geo-tagging technology.

In a press release, he said the ‘app’ was prepared with the help of Punjab Information Technology board to keep the record of each sapling, being planted under the country’s first-ever digital plantation campaign.

A massive plantation drive, kicked off on Sunday to mark the ‘tiger force day’, is underway and all the government departments, civil society and volunteers of Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Tiger Force have been fully engaged in the campaign to achieve the one-day target of planting 3.5 million trees across the country.

Usman Dar said it was the first time in the history that modern technology was being employed to carry out a plantation drive in the country.

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A special feature of geo-tagging had been incorporated in the application, enabling the forest departments’ officers to keep the plantation record.

He said live location and number of planted saplings could be identified through this special application.

The SAPM said the opposition members could also download the application to count the number of planted trees on the ‘tiger force day’.

He said a green selfie feature had also been introduced in the application to enable the volunteers to upload their picture while planting a sapling anywhere in the country.

Dar praises foreign diplomats for taking part in plantation drive

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar Sunday expressed his gratitude to the foreign diplomats for participating in the country’s biggest plantation drive. In a press release, he said the diplomats of brotherly countries had shown the perfect example of love by joining in the government’s efforts for clean and green Pakistan. “The government of Pakistan is extremely grateful to you for your cooperation,” he added.

According to the SAPM’s office, the ambassadors of multiple countries including Azerbaijan, China, Kuwait and Yemen had launched the plantation drive by planting saplings. They appreciated the efforts of Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Tiger Force for rendering services during the coronavirus pandemic. A massive plantation drive, kicked off on Sunday to mark the ‘tiger force day’ and all the government departments, civil society and volunteers of Tiger Force were fully engaged in the campaign to achieve the one-day target of planting 3.5 million trees across the country.