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ACE starts probe into Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land

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RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has started investigating Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land in Islamabad, which is included in the district land revenue record but not in the Forest Department’s record for the last 18 years. During investigations into a case pertaining to a private housing society along Mouza Maloot, ACE found the old record […]

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Forest dept offices dysfunctional for want of funds

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HYDERABAD: The day-to-day activities of the Sindh forest department have been hampered badly due to a serious financial crunch, it emerged on Friday. Sources said that the department was facing problems for want of non-salary object funds or operating expenses. They said that the Sindh finance department had released an amount of Rs18.50 million only […]

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Spring breeze: Committee sets target for 159m saplings to be planted

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ISLAMABAD: An interministerial and interprovincial committee has set a target of planting 159 million trees across the country in the upcoming spring season. The countrywide plantation drive will kick off from February. The target was set at a meeting chaired by Climate Change Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan, after taking input from representatives of all provincial […]

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Peshawar to get its first zoo soon

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar will soon get its first zoo as the first phase of construction at a cost of Rs127 million has been approved. Talking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday wildlife department’s chief conservator, Safdar, said forest department has given them 25 acres of land free of charge and government has allocated funds for the […]

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