SIDRA SAIF ISB: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mushahid Ullah has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is deeply concerned over the rapid shrinking of forest cover of the country. For, deforestation has exacerbated countrys exposure to various devastating impacts of climate change caused due to global warming.
“The PM is deeply upset over illegal tree-cutting in the country, particularly in Chilas, Swat, Chitral and those which constitute riverine forests. Because, the vanishing of forests has exposed the country to the mounting risk of floods, landslides and land erosion,” he said.
However, efforts are being made to take those to the task, who are involved in the illegal tree-cutting or deforestation in any part of the country no matter how strong politically the enemy of the forests is.