PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan directed authorities to prepare a comprehensive plan to control environmental degradation.

The CM asked them for strategy for scientifically prevention of flood, slowing the melting-down of glaciers, replicate the internationally accepted formula for dealing the vulnerability and sensitivity of glaciers melting and flood controlling.

He stressed on the national policy for crisis response and crisis mitigation policy. Deforestation is the major challenge causing a threat to the nature and the whole echo system.

The government needs to have legislative framework for the restoration of natural beauty eroded by mass scale deforestation, encroachment on the natural water flow channels.

The conservation of nature, the environmental hazard and the protection of glaciers were of prime concern for the survival of our coming generation, he added.

He was addressing a meeting on the contingency plan to meet the expected damages of monsoon, torrential rain, expected damages to human and property losses, the sensitization of relief department, PDMA contingency plan, the role of Rescue 1122 and the overall rescue and rehabilitation plan in time of emergency.

Provincial Minister for Information Zafar Iqbal Bangash, Minister Law Asadullah Chamkani and relevant official attended.