The forest department
was ordered to prepare a 'forest management plan' in line with the world's best practices to this effect.
He took this decision on Thursday while presiding over a meeting of the forest department
here at the CM House.
A spokesman for Forest Department
said on Monday that another 800,000 saplings would be planted in Faisalabad division for which a campaign has been launched and the task would be accomplished very soon.
reached the spot in the morning and carried out the rescue operation.
Additional Secretary Forest Qutub Khan Mengal, Nazim e Alaa Abdul Jabbar, Ghulam Muhammad and other officials of forest department
were present in the meeting.
The agreement was signed by Syed MurtazaAzhar Rizvi, Director Site Operations of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company and RiazWagan, Chief Conservator, from Sindh Forest Department
. As per collaboration between SECMC and Sindh Forest, SECMC will provide 100,000 different types of indigenous plants to SFD which will then develop a multi-scale plan for 100,000 saplings' plantation across the Sindh province.
'Our department carried out a departmental inquiry already, but we have still requested K-P Chief Minister Mehmood Khan to form a JIT so that a comprehensive inquiry is conducted by independent people,' a senior official dealing with the forest department
told The Express Tribune.
A spokesman of the forest department
said Monday that about 6,500 acres of land of forest department
was vacant in Punjab where 5 million saplings would be planted.
Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said the Forest Department
made the finding after carrying out the survey in the Sundarbans' Khulna, Satkhira and Sharankhola ranges between Dec 1, 2016 and Apr 24, 2018.
According to NAB investigations, 270 of 275 Acres were the protected property of the KP Forest Department
. Giving this land on lease was a violation of Section 105 of the KP Forest Ordinance.
Bare-rooted and tub nurseries have been raised in different districts by Forest Department
and its plants were ready for plantation to be sown with the help of farmers, general public and national building departments in large scale during spring campaign.
Furthermore, the Forest Department
carried out the cutting of green trees during consistent departmental auctions.