Governor orders 4 universities to start BSC in forestry

LAHORE, Oct 29: Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool has ordered four universities to start BSc Forestry classes, a statement said on Sunday.

Chairing a meeting on the forestry education, the governor granted 50-acre agricultural of land to the Islamia University Bahawalpur, the statement added.

It said the land had been in the custody of the Forestry Department.

The statement said the four universities were the Islamia University Bahawalpur, the Agricultural University Faisalabad, the Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi and the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore.

The Forest secretary told the governor that the diploma in forestry had been introduced in Gutwala Forestry Research Centres in Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and in Ghora Galli.

He also said the Punjab Forest Department would offer a six month internship programme on the Wild Life Parks.

The government would set up a Wild Life Park on 246 acres of land in Murree, he added. Daily Times

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