The First Transboundary National Park In Pakistan Will Be Koh E Sulaiman

Koh-e-Sulaiman (Takht-e-Sulaiman) mountain range is one of the highest national parks lying at an altitude of 3,487 metres (11,440 feet) with a unique ecosystem that would be preserved and developed as the country’s first transboundary national park.
Provincial Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Faisal Amin Khan Gandapur told APP in an exclusive interview that the Koh-e-Sulaiman range was located between K-P and Balochistan and was home to the endangered species of Sulaiman markhor, urial, striped hyena and the world’s largest pure stand forest of chilghoza (pine nut).
“This unique ecosystem should be protected and will be an excellent national park lying at the juncture of two provinces as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” he added.
In order to benefit the widespread forest cover, a large-scale olive trees cultivation would be initiated in the mountain range as it had a suitable environment for the less water-intensive and lucrative fruit species,” he added.
Gandapur informed that the initiative was carried out under the protected areas initiative (PAI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change, Forest Department K-P and Forest Department Balochistan province.

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