AN AMOUNT of US$5 million has been approved for Mountain Areas Conservancy Project, a joint venture of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Ministry of Environment, to provide sustainable financing to local communities for environmental protection.

Pakistan is a repository to five of the world’s 13 highest mountain peaks. No other country can boast of setting where four great mountain ranges—the Karakoram, Himalaya, Pamir and Hindukush—converge to form such a spectacular rise in altitudes and form a unique landscape.

After a lapse of three years, foreign tourists are set to return to Pakistan this season.The country has had the misfortune of being in the middle of events that has kept tourists away. Starting from the detonation of a nuclear device in 1998 which was followed by the overthrowing of the Nawaz Sharif government, Read More