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COVID-19: Pakistan's 'green stimulus' scheme is a win-win for the environment and the unemployed

Pakistan locked down starting March 23 to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, leaving millions of labourers unable to work. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Rina Saeed Khan

Writer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Workers can earn between 500 rupees and 800 rupees per day planting trees. Image: Shahid Rashid Awan, Project Director (Punjab)
A recent assessment found that up to 19 million people could be laid off because of the coronavirus lockdown. Image: Shahid Rashid Awan, Project Director (Punjab)

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