Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Wednesday (October 13) ordered the establishment of a Leopard Protection Zone (LPZ) in the Margalla hills to protect the increasing population of wild predators, news sources reported.
Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) stated in a meeting with the premier that the leopard population in the region is rising, which is a good indication, and that actions will be taken soon to preserve the wildlife. For this purpose gates and fences will be built on Margalla Hills trekking trails 4 and 6.
In addition, the premier approved the establishment of a Wildlife Information Centre in Marghazar Zoo to monitor the evolving wildlife conditions in Margalla Hills National Park. PM Khan also approved the National Climate Change Policy, 2021, and the National Wildlife Policy, 2021, in order to reduce environmental impacts. He said that Pakistan is now regarded as a “Green Champion” due to its ambitious climate-change initiatives, particularly the Billion Tree Tsunami programme.