Gilgit, December 24: The Government of Gilgit Baltistan has decided to lift the ban on transportation of firewood. A ‘summary’ prepared in this regard has, reportedly, been sent to the GB Cabinet for approval.
This was stated by CM’s Advisor for Forest, MLA Aftab Haider, while talking to Haji Amin, chairman of Rights Protection Committee, Diamer.
Aftab said that accepting the long standing demand of the people, a draft document of the wood lease policy has been prepared and the cabinet is likely to approve it soon.
“The chopped wood that is laying in forests can be taken to the other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as Pakistan”, he told.
It is pertinent to mention that the Diamer “Rights Protection Committee”, setting 25 December as deadline for accepting of their demands, had warned the govt of serious consequences.