G-B confiscates timber worth billions

22 Nov, 2017

In a major crackdown, seen first time in decades, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) administration has confiscated timber worth billions of rupees in Sai-Jaglote area of Gilgit district.

The seized timber, estimated to be around 0.5 million cft, is currently being shifted to forest depots in Parri area under strict supervision from administration, police and forest department officials.
While the logging in the area continuing since 1988, it’s the first time action has been taken on it, says a community elder appreciating the authorities.
Source:  https://epaper.tribune.com.pk/DisplayDetails.aspx…

1 Comment

  • Saeed Ahmad says:

    Checking deforestation is as important, rather more important than reforestation. A Deodar tree takes three quarters of a century to mature and half an hour to be brought down. Ruthless prevention of deforestation is the need of Pakistan and Afghanistan for environmental protection more than any other country.