Gilgit Baltistan Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal Khan has directed for strict action to stop illegal cutting of forest.
Speaking at a briefing in Gilgit today (Friday), he said that deforestation has a very negative impact on the environment.
Caretaker Chief Minister said that Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Program is a significant initiative of the Prime Minister which is also being implemented in Gilgit Baltistan.
He said that sapling should be planted along the banks of rivers and streams to prevent erosion.
Source: Radio Pakistan