Islamabad, August 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Climate Change Muhammad Yousuf Sheikh chaired the meeting of Houbara Bustard and Migratory Birds Endowment Fund Board meeting held at Ministry of Climate Change. All participants confirmed the minutes of previous meeting and endorsed draft Accounting procedure for Endowment fund. The participants also discussed process for appointment of fund manager. It was decided that accounting officer will report to Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change. It was also discussed under any other agenda item that 250 million amount is not enough for long-term targets of this endowment Fund.
So it is important to explore other funding opportunities. One suggestion was to prepare a project for Economic Affair Division to tap donor funding. It was decided that all members send their suggestions in written form to finalize them. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Shakeel Awaan, Inspector General Forests Syed Mehmood Nasir, Deputy Director Wildlife Samar Khan, representative of Ministry of Finance, Wildlife department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
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