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CM Sindh urges Forest Dept to launch linear plantation, vacate encroached lands

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed the Forest Department to start linear plantation and urban forestry by planting trees on roads, canals and strategic installations as cities have become heat islands and need effective massive planting. The chief minister, while presiding over a meeting to review performance of Forest Department, said there was a dire need for a massive tree plantation drive. He added that social forestry and planting trees on non-forest lands is also required. Additional…