Call to stop intrusions in national parks

There are many other venues to promote adventure sports in Gilgit-Baltistan off these protected areas


March 22, 2021
In modern times, parks are not considered amenities but rather necessities, providing recreation and essential respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD:

Experts speaking at a webinar urged the federal and Gilgit-Baltistan governments to refrain from sloping changes in the legal frameworks governing the protected areas in high mountains especially Deosai and Central Karakoram national parks.

There are many other venues to promote adventure sports in Gilgit-Baltistan off these protected areas.

Whatever sports and festivals are necessary to promote tourism and livelihood for the locals should be held out of the protected areas and buffer zones.

Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) organised the webinar.

The panel of experts included Ev-K2-CNR senior scientific advisor Ashiq Ahmed Khan, former WWF-Pakistan Deputy DG Dr Ejaz Ahmed, Karakoram International University (KIU) faculty member Saeed Abbas, Ev-K2-CNR representative Riazul Hassan, development experts AH Bhutta, Arshad Warsi, Zainab Mukhtar, Ayesha Raza and Roobia Gul.DNA

 

 

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2021.

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