Environmental plan for coastal areas stressed

Sindh needs a holistic approach to address its numerous development and environmental challenges. This was stated by Additional Chief Secretary (Planning and Development) Nazar Hussain Mahar in a meeting with the delegation of the IUCN, says a statement issued here on Wednesday. He said that a strategy for sustainable development in Sindh developed by the planning and development department in collaboration with the IUCN would provide framework for the progress in future. He pointed out that coastal areas of Sindh were passing through ecological changes, which had affected the livelihood of people. He said that there was immense scope of work in Sindh yet to be undertaken and added that forests were being affected due to water scarcity in the Indus.