ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan has ordered reactivation of Federal Forestry Board (FFB) which will provide a high level platform for spearheading the massive forestry initiative across Pakistan.
The advisor issued the directive while chairing a meeting on the subject in Islamabad on Monday.
The Federal Secretary Climate Change Khizar Hayat Khan and other senior officials from the forest department were also present in the meeting.
It’s also pertinent to mention that FFB was approved in the National Forest Policy which was approved last year by the Council of Common interest (CCI) after due deliberations and consultations with all provinces. The FFB will have representation of all the provinces.
The implementation of “10 billion tsunami tree plantation project” is also included in Terms of Reference (ToRs) for harmonization of the project all over the Country.
The FFB shall play a pivotal role in the implementation of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of massive tree plantation and in particular “Urban Forestry”.
The Ministry of Climate Change 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 City areas.