Expanding forest cover

Published Dec 21, 2012 02:43am

ACCORDING to a news item (Dec 12), the Pakistan Forest Institute, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, launched a report that there is an increase of 0.3 per cent in forest cover across Pakistan and 3.3 per cent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In a country where most of our trees are lined along roads and years of devastation of our forests by the timber mafia and burning of forest wood by the poor as a domestic fuel has made Pakistan barren, I consider it a very healthy sign.

I felicitate the forest department, in general, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, in particular, for achieving such success and hope that they would continue to do better for the environment and the ecosystem of our country.

I also suggest the government to ask all private and the state-owned TV channels to air programmes from time to time, showing the advantages of the forestation and the way it balances the ecosystem and saves the country from floods and other damages.

Mohammad ASIF Karachi


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Forgotten fathers

THROUGHOUT school, students learn about the Quaid-i-Azam’s determination, Iqbal’s inspirational poetry and the...

Unending entertainment

FOR the past few days, the main source of entertainment is the sit-in that has been going on for more than 14 days ...

System setback

What is happening in Islamabad has weakened civilian rule.It shows that our politicians need to be good enough on...

Comments (0) (Closed)