Minister: (Mushahidullah asks Sindh govt to increase forest cover to 10-12%)

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan has asked the Sindh government to make efforts to increase forest cover to at least 10 to 12 percent to mitigate the impacts of climate change-induced disasters in the province.

In a statement, he said that large-scale deforestation in the highly climate-vulnerable province has undoubtedly, alarmingly increased the sensitivity of the province to fallout of climate change.

He said if the deforestation is not checked and deforested area not rehabilitated on war-footing, the rural areas, towns and cities of the province won’t be livable anymore.