ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for increasing forestation in the country to cope with the harmful effects of climate change and global warming. The president expressed these remarks at a briefing given by Senior Vice President Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Syed Zaheer Mehdi, at Miyawaki Forest, on Tuesday. He emphasized the need for enhanced tree plantation to reduce pollution and improve air quality in urban areas. The president said the government is making serious efforts to enhance forest coverage by undertaking plantation drive to plant 10 billion trees in the country. He said that Miyawaki forest is the best suited for Pakistan as its trees grew faster and denser which would enormously help reduce pollution in the country. Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company is to plan 4000 trees in President house Islamabad. صدرِ مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کی زیرِ صدارت میاواکی فارسٹ کے متعلق اجلاس اجلاس میں ایوانِ صدر میں میاواکی فارسٹ اگانے کے متعلق بریفنگ سندھ اینگرو کول مائننگ کمپنی ایوانِ صدر میں 4000 درخت لگائے گی، اعلامیہ pic.twitter.com/nm4J6Hyq2S — The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) May 25, 2021 Separately, President Alvi held telephonic conversation with the bereaved families of those personnel who embraced martyrdom in a recent intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan. The president paid tributes to the services and valiance of the martyrs. Commiserating with the bereaved families, the President also prayed for the departed souls.