May 14, 2014 - BR
The wooden boat makers have expressed the fear that with the fast declining forest resources, the country's boat building sector may also collapse. Talking to Business Recorder here on Tuesday, the boat builders, locally called 'wada', said that the ancient art of carving out the wooden boats was going to vanish with the declining forest resources.
"Once the wood supply comes to a halt, the boat building industry will fall suddenly," they said, adding that the…
Agriculture and Forest: A 247,000-acre forest of juniper trees, some of which are thousands of years old, in Pakistan's southwest may soon vanish because of the dearth of government conservation efforts, and the felling of the trees by villagers seeking fuel.
The forest near Ziarat district in Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest and poorest province, is the second-largest juniper forest in the world. Its slow-growth trees are estimated to be up to 4,000 to 5,000 years old.
The "most extensive…
September 08, 2013
Commissioner, Hazara Division, Abid Ali Khan has warned that on any complaint regarding timber smuggling and illegal cutting of forests beside smugglers the FIR would also be registered against Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and other subordinates of the department.
He issued these warnings while presiding over a meeting of the district heads of the government departments in Battagram on Saturday. Those who attended the meeting included District Police Officer…
December 07, 2012
Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has provided funds of Rs one billion for 53 research projects on high priority under Competitive Grant System during last three years. This was disclosed in 28th Board meeting of PARB here on Thursday. Meeting was chaired by the Minister for Agriculture Malik Ahmad Ali.
The Board also examined outcomes of the evaluation report of 13 randomly selected PARB funded projects and expressed satisfaction on the evaluation…
November 23, 2012
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zone, Peshawar has arrested Mohammad Amjad son of Mohammad Zaman, an official of the Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI), Peshawar for embezzling an amount of Rs 91 million in the Development Project titled 'Establishment of Recreational Park for Improvement of Local Environment at Ghorghushti' District Attock.
The project had concluded in 2009 and the accused managed the accounts of the project during the period from…