Islamabad: The Ministry of Climate Change has approved a proposal to help protect, preserve and conserve native vegetation and tree cover in the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) – under Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s Clean Green Programme, according to a news source published on September 7.
For the implementation of this project, the scientific committee of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) has been asked to prepare its recommendations. Sources revealed that the federal government will join hands with various philanthropists to fund the project – with the government bearing the heavier share of the cost.
Moreover, the MHNP encompasses a total area of 175 square kilometres with 120 square kilometres consisting of the Margalla Hills. The Clean Green Programme – with help from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) – seeks to take the appropriate actions to decrease wildfire incidents and illegal cutting of wood from the national park. Additionally, this latest initiative will also eliminate various invasive botanical species and would preserve the native vegetation at Margalla Hills.