GB takeing steps for protection of forests: Waqeel

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Provincial Forest Minister Gilgit Baltistan Imran Waqeel said Monday that the provincial government was taking solid steps to protect forests and rare wildlife species in all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Talking to media, the GB Forest minister said that there was a need to make collective efforts to protect the forests and effectively face the challenges in wake of global warming and added the government was utilizing all possible resources on this front to achieve the objective.
He said that a resolution had been submitted seeking proper legislations to save the forests of Gilgit Baltistan and provide healthy environment to masses of the area. ‘We will campaign and convince the local communities of different areas to save their forest by joining hands with the government in this regard,’ the minister said.
He said that local people realizing the importance of wild life were committed to cooperating with wildlife officials in achieving the set targets.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the District Health Officer (DHO), Khurshid Alam on Monday said the Gilgit-Baltistan government was taking concrete measures for ensuring health facilities in the district. Talking to media, the DHO dismissed rumors about shortage of medicines and said there was no shortage of medicines in the district, adding all the dispensaries had been provided enough stock of medicines.
He said all the doctors in DHQ hospital were doing their duties properly and serving the people, adding strict action would be taken against the derelict staffer as the administration was determined to make no comprise on health related issues, he informed.—APP

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