People in Swat district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province took to the streets recently to protest against something that has never happened in the region before – deforestation of decades-old trees.
Muhammad Tehmasip, Projector Billion Tree Afforestation Project at Garhi Chandan near Peshawar. (Supplied)
A small tree plantated by Prime Minister Imran Khan [then opposition parliamentarian] in 2015. (Supplied)
Gulzar Rehman, divisional forest officer at Garhi Chandan tree site. (Supplied)
Garhi Chandan tree plantation site after three years. (Supplied)