Diamer—Secretary Forests Gilgit-Baltistan Abdul Hameed Khan said on Wednesday that departmental work was in process to issue permits for wood carriage from Dareal to other parts of GB. Talking to APP he said the people of Dareal valley had complaint about illegal wood cutting and carriage and action has been initiated in this regard.
“Department will recruit more staff to prevent illegal cutting of forest wood in Dareal”, he said adding that the forests were natural beauty and it was our prime duty to save them from such illegal activities. He said forests plays vital role in preventing from floods and other disasters besides saving the wild life of the area. The Secretary Forests assured that all concerns of the people would be resolved on priority basis.—APP