ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched billion tree honey initiative in Islamabad.
“Our export of honey is extremely low despite the fact that we have at least seven different varieties of it. Seven kinds of honey would be reaped on 1000,000 hectare forest under this initiative,” PM Imran said while addressing the launching event.
He said Pakistan would be able to earn Rs45 billion through honey. However, he said, export was based on quality control and the government would help in quality control of honey to enable it to export it to other countries.
“There is no match of Pakistani vegetables and fruits, if you eat fruits in several other parts of the world then you will realize that they are not so tasty,” he said.
Imran Khan said that wealth creation was not possible in the country sans export.
He also said that the biggest challenge facing Pakistan was to take care of the environment. Pakistan was going to become the fifth highest country affected due to pollution, he added.
The PM said that one of the reports of the Supreme Court revealed that 70 percent of the water beneath earth in Sindh was contaminated.
“Unfortunately, forest rapidly depleted in the country. The jungles built by Britishers have vanished, while rivers have become polluted. Pollution in Lahore rises to an alarming level every year,” he said.
He said all including kids and old people were affected due to pollution. While, he said, buildings were constructed in green areas by cutting trees.
He also said that the masses would grow trees only when they would realize their potential benefit.