Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday, during a provincial cabinet meeting, approved the development of the Sambli (North) Reserve Forest into the ‘Salt Range National Park’ – with the attraction set to span over 13,700 acres for enhancing the area’s tree cover and protecting the environment, according to news sources.
Buzdar said that cutting of trees and hunting will be not allowed in the Salt Range National Park and no land will be utilised for the commercial purposes in the park.
To this effect, the chief minister asked for an official notification to be issued. He also directed for a management committee to monitor the park’s affairs. Additionally, the meeting appointed new provincial ombudsman. The cabinet also approved the amendments to the Punjab Undesirable Cooperative Societies Dissolution Act, 1993 and the Cooperative Societies Act, 1925.
Furthermore, the Punjab cabinet approved the constitution of a committee under Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan tasked with the formulation an interim policy 2020-21.