Pakistan has broken India’s world record of planting the highest number of saplings in a single day by planting 700,000 saplings at Kharochan in the coastal area in the Sindh province on Saturday.
Over 700,000 saplings were planted at Kharochan in the coastal area of Thatta, some 75 miles from here.
The campaign for the planting of saplings was launched on Saturday morning with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank, Coastal Community Development and Sindh Forest Department.
More than 300 volunteers from across Pakistan were deployed to break the Indian record of 611,137 saplings set in August 2009. Pakistan earlier in July 2009 had planted 541,176 saplings. The plantation of saplings started at 6.20am and continued until 7.30pm.