Govt to formulate national forest policy soon



The government is formulating a national forest policy to enhance tree plantation in the country.

Officials said that the draft policy will also be presented before the Council of Common Interests for its consideration.

The Ministry of Climate Change is actively engaged with the provinces, including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to finalize the forestation plan.

The policy will also envisage wildlife protection. The officials said the government has taken a number of steps to stop deforestation in the country.