Ban on hunting helped increase wildlife in Khunjerab: Director

Peshawar: Khunjerab-Park Ban on hunting helped increase wildlife in Khunjerab: Director Khunjerab National Park GB, Yaqoob Khan Monday said Khunjerab National Park was playing a vital role in preserving wildlife of Gilgit Baltistan.

Talking to media persons he said the Wildlife Department was utilizing all available resources to save the wildlife of Gilgit Baltistan and succeeded to great extent in its mission.

The wildlife of Gilgit Baltistan, he said was a precious asset for the country and providing sanctuary to wild animals was vital to save this asset.

The Wildlife Department, he said has imposed ban on the illegal hunting in all the districts of Gilgit Baltistan and people from local communities have been deputed to keep vigil eye on any poaching activity.

He said it was a matter of relief that local people have great love and concern for wildlife and extending complete cooperation to the department for protection of animals.

The ban on illegal hunting, he said, helped a lot in increase of number of wildlife and hoped that in coming days wildlife will further flourish in Khunjerab National Park.