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Wildlife and WWF to establish information desk at Airports in Pakistan

Lahore AirportLahore : Wildlife Department and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has taken collective decision for starting a joint venture information desk at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Benazir International Airport Islamabad for providing awareness to people with regarding wildlife. Signature on rapprochement of Wildlife and Parks department, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Civil Aviation will  soon commence.

Director General Wildlife and Parks Khalid Ayaz Khan have headed a meeting in which steps are taken for providing awareness to the people regarding wildlife protection and removal of wildlife smuggling. Along with the officers of department other high officials of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) were present at the meeting. He said that in the first phase these counters will be installed at Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Benazir International Airport Islamabad moreover in the second phase information desk will be installed at Faisalabad Airport.

Khalid Ayaz Khan has said that these counters will work not only for protection of wildlife and providing awareness to the people but also assist in a positive manner for elimination of smuggling. He said that a representative of wildlife department equivalent to the post of Inspector will be available all the time at counter also a representative of World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) will be available there at the counter. He said that previously Civil Aviation has only allowed Wildlife Department to limit access to cargo but required motives are not achieved so that, installing counters at the airport has been initiated.

He said that pamphlets, broachers will be available and other information will be provided regarding wildlife awareness in such counter. He told that from Wildlife Department focal person for Benazir International Airport Islamabad is Deputy Director Muhammad Anwar Maan for moreover for Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore focal person is Abdul Shakoor Manj.

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