ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was briefed about wildlife and forests issues during his visit to Lal Suhanara National Park yesterday.

Secretary Forests and other senior officials briefed the Prime Minister on the ongoing projects related to the conservation and promotion of forests and wildlife as well as the uplift of Lal Suhanara National Park including revival of Patisar lake, conservation of native flora and fauna of Cholistan to provide sustained wildlife base.

Forestation over 1212 acres of blank area with Shisham, Kikar and other local species, wildlife breeding through breeding farms, enhancement of fines and compensation against illegal hunting and strengthening of wildlife protection forces in Cholistan are also part of the whole plan.

The Prime Minister directed for early completion of the ongoing projects for conservation of forests and protection of wildlife during the briefing. The Prime Minister also directed for removing any bottlenecks in the uplift of Lal Suhanara Park to restore the beauty of this National Park. Federal Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid, elected representatives and notables from Bahawalpur and adjoining areas and other senior officials were also present during the briefing.