Sunday Aug 09, 2020
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Sunday for celebrating 'Tiger Force Day', alleging that members of the volunteer force have been taking bribes in Punjab.
“Government should be ashamed of celebrating the Tiger Force day,” said PML-N Punjab spokesperson Azma Bokhari said in a statement. She alleged that three volunteers of the force were found taking bribes in Lahore only.
Bukhari also told Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar that the billion-tree campaign of the PTI has failed “miserably”. She added that local and foreign media both had revealed the “massive corruption” of the Pervez Khattak-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the billion-tree project.
Bukhari claimed that the trees planted by the provincial government last year under the Sar Sabz Punjab programme have gone to waste. She alleged that the the Punjab chief minister was "making money" out of the Sar Sabz Punjab programme.
In July, PM Imran Khan had announced that August 9 will be celebrated as Tiger Force Day and a massive plantation drive would be launched across the country to combat the adverse effects of climate change.
In a message, the prime minister said that he would participate in the plantation drive.
“We have to plant 10 billion trees until 2023,” said the premier.
Calling pollution and global warming the impetus behind the plantation drive, the premier said that the volunteer force will set a record by planting the maximum number of trees.
PM Imran said that due to pollution, the health of the general public is deteriorating and it was high time to initiate a response to the problem.