MIRPUR (AJK) - The spring tree plantation campaign has formally been launched in Mirpur division here the other day.

Commissioner Raja Amjad Pervez Khan inaugurated the tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at a special ceremony held under the auspices of the AJK Forest Department.

At least 15 million saplings are targeted to be planted across the state during the campaign, senior official of the AJK Forest Department revealed at the ceremony.

The spring tree plantation campaign has also been launched in other parts of the AJK for which all necessary arrangements including distribution of saplings through stipulated points across the state have been made.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Raja Amjad Pervez Ali Khan stressed the need for maximum involvement of all segments of society and private and public sector to make the drive a success.

He suggested that people from all walks of life including employees of public and private sector organisations, NGOs, especially students should be engaged in the campaign to meet the target and protect plants for the future.

The AJK Forests Department made sufficient arrangements to ensure availability of saplings free of cost at all government nurseries and the sale point.