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National Forest Policy will be implemented soon: Advisor

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ISLAMABAD: Advisor to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has said that National Forest Policy (NFP) will be implemented in letter and spirit. He stated this while chairing a meeting on the subject here Monday.

Federal Secretary Climate Change Khizar Hayat Khan and other senior officials from forest department were also present in the meeting.

Malik Amin Aslam Khan directed for reactivation of Federal Forestry Board (FFB) which was approved by the Council of Common Interest last year under the National Forest Policy after due deliberations and consultations with all provinces.

The Board will have representation of all the provinces. The implementation of “Ten Billion Tsunami Tree Plantation Project” is also included in TORs for harmonization of the project, all over the country. The FFB will provide a high level platform for spearheading the massive forestry initiative across Pakistan.

The FFB, shall play a pivotal role in the implementation of Prime Minister’s vision of massive tree plantation and in particular “Urban Forestry”

The Ministry has issued a notification in this regard which speaks volume of an ardent resolve of the government towards the implementation of “Green and Pollution Free Pakistan” and to tackle all imminent climate hazards including heat wave in urban areas.

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