Rawalpindi: For the first time in Rawalpindi a plan has been made to grow plants on the banks of River Sawan and Nullah Leh by throwing seed balls for which 50,000 seed balls are being prepared under the supervision of Parks and Horticulture Authority Rawalpindi and one lakh seed balls will be thrown till the monsoon.
This was stated by Director PHA Rawalpindi Tariq Mahmood Chaudhry in a meeting. He said that this decision has been taken by DG PHA Zaheer Anwar Japa to plant more trees in the city. He said that about 12,000 seed balls have been thrown and volunteers besides PHA staff are also taking part in it. He said that two to three seeds of local trees will be planted in each seedball.
He said that PHA had earlier tested seed balls in Murree area which was very successful and hoped that good results would be seen in Rawalpindi as well. He said that seeds have already sprouted in most of the seed balls during the preparation phase and it is hoped that these seeds will find a conducive environment on the banks of Sawan River and Nullah Leh. He said that there was a danger of damage to these seed balls in case of heavy floods in Nullah Leh and Sawan river. However, the chances of success of this experiment are very high.