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Pakistan sets world record for planting saplings

IANS  |  Islamabad 

has created a world record for planting the highest number of saplings in a day by planting over 700,000 saplings at Kharochan coastal area Saturday, Geo News reported.

Some 300 volunteers were engaged to break the world record in Kharochan, a coastal area situated in the Indus Delta, located about 230 km from the port city of Karachi.

The record was earlier held by India for planting 611,137 saplings in a day.

The campaign for the planting of saplings was launched Saturday morning with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank, Coastal Community Development and Forest Department.

First Published: Sun, June 23 2013. 13:30 IST
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