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    'Einstein Khan': Pakistani Prime Minister Trolled Online for Saying Trees Release Oxygen at Night

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2018, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a five-year, countrywide 10 billion tree planting drive to combat the effects of global warming.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has become a laughing stock on the internet for saying that the loss of green cover was visible, as trees release oxygen at night and absorb carbon dioxide.

    The remarks were made during an event that also focused on the importance of planting trees. Netizens brutally mocked the prime minister, calling him "Einstein".

    ​This was not the first time a Pakistani minister has faced the ire of Indian twitter trolls. Earlier, Pakistan’s Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s perceived ignorance about space missions turned out to be a bit too much, and a torrent of memes and trolling posts made their way onto the Internet. Chaudhry had claimed that the world's biggest telescope was sent to space by his country's space agency, SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission).

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