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Pakistan sets world record for planting saplings

Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan, Sun, 23 Jun 2013 IANS

Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan 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.

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