The greening of Pakistan is for our future generations: PM
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday that without spirit of sacrifice, a nation could not aspire to achieve development as the very human essence had a global significance.
In a message on Eid-ul-Azha 1442 Hijra, the prime minister conveyed his felicitations to the whole Pakistani nation and the Muslim world. The prime minister said sacrificing an animal on this holy festival manifested that a person have to sacrifice human desires for the achievement of the highest ideals.
Such a passion generated a quality in humans that would not let them side-track from the right path, he observed. The prime minister opined that it was the passion which helped the Pakistani nation to save itself from the global coronavirus pandemic with wisdom, national strategy and patience.
The prime minister noted that celebration of Eid-ul-Azha reminded them of the unprecedented and supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and Hazrat Ismail (AS). Allah Almighty liked their act of sacrifice so much that it was declared an obligation for the rest of Ummah to perform till the Day of Judgement.
The prime minister further said that economic situation with which the country was confronted, had been changing now.
The country’s economy was put on the right track and as a result of government’s steps, the economic indicators were showing positive trends, he added. The prime minister said through different schemes launched by his government, the people were being provided with relief. The day was not far, he resolved, when Pakistan would be standing equally in the ranks of developed countries and the whole nation would feel pride among the comity of nations.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his government was focused on carrying out plantations in the country for the sake of its coming generations. “The greening of Pakistan (is) for our future generations,” the prime minister said in a tweet, with regard to his vision of a Clean and Green Pakistan.
The prime minister shared a video clip showing the barren land of Bhakkar in 2019 turned into lush green land under the government’s plantation drive.
“Amazing results of billion tree plantation drive in just over two and a half years,” he said, mentioning the Bhakkar’s before and after the video.
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