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Pakistan’s forest crisis demands action

Pakistan's forest crisis

Mamoon Azeem In the last 24 years, Pakistan has witnessed a disheartening loss of almost 20% of its forest cover, a research study by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) revealed. This concerning decline in greenery is exacerbated by factors such as rapid population growth, rising urbanization, high poverty rates, and a scarcity of energy, particularly in the form of gas. Cities like Lahore and Islamabad are witnessing the detrimental impact of infrastructure development, with large road structures taking a toll on forestation. Consequently, Pakistan now ranks among theRead More