PM Directs To Declare A ‘Leopard Preservation Zone’ In Margalla Hills
ISLAMABAD – While according approval in principle for the National Climate Change Policy 2021 and National Wildlife Policy 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed that a special zone in Margalla hills be declared as a leopard preservation zone.
Chairing the third meeting of the Committee on Climate Change here, the Prime Minister also approved the establishment of the Wildlife Information Center at Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo. The population of leopards in Margalla hills, according to Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, is increasing and the animal is frequently spotted by the visitors of the trails.
The special leopard zone will provide a healthy ecosystem to the predators, permanently inhabiting the hills. The Prime Minister directed the establishment of a think tank to coordinate efforts between various ministries and to devise out of box solutions for climate change mitigation.
He said Pakistan had established its credibility as a ‘Green Champion’ due to its flagship Ten Billion Tree programme, initiated by the party’s government in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.