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Lack of political will blamed for deforestation

April 13, 2013

A Gilgit-based German national on Friday blamed lack of political will for deforestation in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference here, Halga Ahmad, who is married to a Pakistani, said she had been working for the protection of forests for decades but came to the conclusion that no one could stop the timber mafia from denuding the hilly areas of trees.