A PAKISTANI student has single-handedly started a plantation drive in Karachi. Imran Sultan has planted nearly 70 neem saplings in the past five months in the Karachi Administration Employees' Housing Society complex, and spending PRs 15,000 (Give Indian equivalent) on pits, earth, fertiliser and the wages of a part-time gardener, in the process.
"When people realise how important trees are in providing good, clean air, they will see how important it is to protect them," says Sultan. The Karachi Administrative Women Welfare Society has installed 40 tree-guards to save his saplings from cattle.
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