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Friday, 10 November 2017

Natural Vegetation Pakistan

Natural Vegetation Pakistan:

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It is generally accepted that for a balanced economy, with an a .an base, 20-25 percent of the land should be under forest. In Pakistan, only about 4 percent of the total areas are forested. Afforestation programs increased to area under forest from 1.4million hectares in 1947/8 to 3.5 million in 1993-94 (these figures exclude scrub and range lands)! Additional large areas have been reserved for afforestation in Thal, Ghulam Muhammad Barrage, and Gudu Barrage and this is likely to improve future figures to some extent. Of the 3.5 million hectares classified as forests,' Punjab has 0.4 million, Sindh 0.8 million, NWFP 0.6 million, Baluchistan 0.1 million, the remaining 0.6 million being in Azad Kashmir. In addition, there are 1.7 million hectares of scrubland and 6.1 million of rangeland in the country. The main forests in Pakistan are High land forests, the Revering forests, the Baluchistan forests, the tide tidal forests, the Rakish and plantations. High land forests are found in the districts of swat and Dir. In order to exploit the forests on the hills of Murree and Hazara,. Baluchistan forests, are found on the hill of Ziarat, Revering forest, Rakish forests and tidal forests are found at change Manga. Khanewal, Burewala. Chichawatni, Thal, Bahawalpure, Sukkar, Taunsa, Shorkot, Gudo and Kotli.



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