False claims about afforestation in Sindh (Google / The News)


Read at : Google Alert – desertification


Shahid Husain
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Though several issues were discussed in the Sindh Assembly session on Tuesday, more important amongst them were deforestation in Sindh, kidnapping and rape of children and even babies, growing insecurity among the Hindu community, law and order situation in Karachi and inaccuracies in the electoral list.

Arif Mustafa Jatoi and Syeda Marvi Rashidi posed several questions to Minister of Forest, Syed Ali Nawaz Shah, regarding deforestation in Sindh during 2008 and 2011. He replied that 6,364 trees were “damaged” between 2008 and 2011, and six million rupees “recovered” from the “offenders”.

However, keeping in mind the pace of desertification in Sindh and in the country as a whole, “recovery” is not the panacea. In an interview with this correspondent in 2007, Shamsul Haq Memon, former secretary of forests and wildlife, government of Sindh, had said: “We…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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