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Forest area increased by 6% in KP: Minister

Funds have been allocated for 25 schemes of Forest Department, 8 schemes of Wildlife, three for Environment and forestry schemes for merged areas
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PESHAWAR
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Forest, Environment and Wildlife Ishtiaq Urmurh here Wednesday directed concerned quarters to boost up pace of work on ongoing forestry related uplift schemes ensuring timely completion.
He expressed these directives while presiding over a meeting held here to review pace of work on ongoing forestry related developmental schemes held here at Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI). The minister said that PFI would be made modern forestry institute of the country aiming devising methods to stop environmental pollution.
The meeting besides other was participated by Secretary Forest Shahidullah, Director General EPI Bashir Ahmed, Chief Conservator of Forest Niaz Mohammad, Chief Conservator of Wildlife Mohammad Ali and other concerned officers. On the occasion, the minister was informed that massive funds have been allocated for 25 schemes of Forest Department, 8 schemes of Wildlife, three for Environment and forestry schemes for merged areas.
The minister while stressing over promotion and protection of forest said that maximum sapling should be cultivated on suitable places for beautification of the province. He lauded the performance of Forest Department and said that six percent forest area has been increased in the province so department should focus to complete entire schemes on time.
Ishtiaq Urmurh also directed to facilitate daily wage employees of the forest department.



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