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Killing it slowly
Regrettably, the forests and green pastures in Sindh have almost vanished, but the relevant federal and provincial organisations are literally sleeping. They seem to have no idea of enormity of these twin menaces of deforestation and desertification and also worsening global warming, which continues to ravage the rural areas. The environmentalists opine that the severity of this trend is being enforced by a number of factors spanning from overgrazing to woodland abuse and increasingly unreliable rainfall, thereby putting the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people in the province at serious risk.
Desertification in certain areas, according to experts has been attributed largely to excessive exploitation of the forests resulting in the exposure of dry sandy soil, of the semi-arid areas to strong winds during the dry season. It is also on record that the past successive governments and…
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