Pakistan PM Imran Khan trolled over 'trees produce oxygen at night' comment

IANS/New Delhi
Filed on November 28, 2019
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He was talking about deforestation in the country.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan drew social media attention after claiming in a speech that trees produce oxygen at night.

The viral video clip of the speech was captioned, "Trees produce oxygen at night: Einstein Khan shows the minister addressing an audience."

In the clip, the Pakistan Prime Minister is heard saying in Urdu, "70 feesad jo green cover tha, vo kum hua, 10 saalo ke andar. Uske nateeje to aane the, kyunki drakht hawa ko saaf karte hai, oxygen dete hai raat ko. Carbon dioxide ko absorb karte hai (70 per cent of the green cover has been chopped in the last 10 years. We will have to face the repercussions of that because trees clean the air, they give out oxygen at night. The trees also absorb Carbon dioxide.)"

One user wrote, "Trees produce 'Oxygen' at night & not 'carbon dioxide'; fresh gyan from Pakistan's Wazir-e-azam."

"I have great respect to you being an Oxford graduate!! See my son's, grade 7, biology lesson !!!", added another.

One remarked, "Thank you Oh Lord, for ensuring that this gentleman was not my History or Geography teacher..."

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