Forest dept left to rot

By Our Correspondent
GILGIT: Due to insufficient budgetary allocations, the forest department in Gilgit-Baltistan is faced with a host of problems. Even the meager funds allocated to the department are not released on time due to which the employees of the department have been awaiting salaries for months. Due to the monetary constraints tree plantation campaigns launched in the areas have failed to achieve the desired results. People said on one hand the government was stressing the importance of tree plantation while on the other it had completely failed to allocate required funds to the department and resolve its problems


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