FILE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader Imran Khan talks to media in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov. 1, 2016. Khan took part in a gathering Thursday praising a massive government-run reforestation campaign that has grown 750 million trees across a northwestern province since 2015.
ISLAMABAD — 
Officials in Pakistan say a massive government-run reforestation campaign has grown 750 million trees across a northwestern province since 2015.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, or KP, launched the four-year project with a goal of planting 1 billion trees by the end of 2018, hoping it would “turn the tide on land degradation and loss” in a formerly forested province in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Officials and leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, party — which rules the province — gathered Thursday in the national capital of Islamabad to mark the progress in what is officially dubbed the “Billion Tree Tsunami,” or BTT.
The party chief, Imran Khan, …
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