In order to protect endangered wildlife and promote eco-tourism in the area, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Himalaya and Nanga Parbat National Parks in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The newly notified ‘Himalaya National Park’ and the ‘Nanga Parbat NP’ comprise unique ecological areas with very rich high altitude biodiversity as well as precious flora and fauna which include snow leopards, Himalayan brown bear, Ladakh Urial, Ibex, Markhors and Blue Sheep.
These 2 National Parks in Gilgit-Baltistan have been announced under the Prime Minister’s “Protected Areas Initiative” which is aiming to ensure the protection and preservation of Pakistan’s natural assets through designation and management as National Parks.
Malik Amin Aslam, The SAPM on Climate Change while addressing a news conference, said that these parks will comprise 5% area of Gilgit Baltistan, while it will form a nature corridor between Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The SAPM said the Prime Minister Imran Khan also launched National Parks Service under which jobs will be provided to 5000 Gilgit Baltistan youth.
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