Deforestation

M Wasif Masood

Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. According to a research study, the world’s rain forests would completely vanish in the next one hundred years if deforestation continues at the current rate. If we talk about Pakistan, we are, in no way, in a position to afford deforestation anymore.
Forests are being cut down for many reasons, but in Pakistan it is mostly for making money and to make more land available for housing and urbanization. One of the biggest reasons of deforestation in Pakistan is to harvest timber to manufacture commercial items, like paper, furniture and homes. Deforestation has many negative effects on the environment. We are already facing these negative effects in terms of floods, water shortage and droughts in different areas. I request all the concerned authorities of Pakistan, especially the Sindh and Balochistan governments to make fool proof arrangements to protect our existing forests.
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