Shah Abdul Latif University’s (SALU) administration met officials from the Sindh forest department to plan a school of forestry, wildlife and environmental studies.
The school will be set up at the Centre for Bio-Diversity & Conservation (CBC) SALU.
The chief conservator of Sindh Forests, Mir Nadir Ali Talpur, briefed the university committee about the Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) in Peshawar. It is the only national educational and training institution of forestry in Pakistan. The institute offers degrees in BSc and MSc Forestry.
It was handed over to the forest department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 1, after the devolution of the federal ministry of environment, under the 18th Amendment.
Talpur said that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had passed a suo motu judgment that said that each province should establish a forest institute to cater to the needs of provincial governments.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2011.