Corporate sector help boost forest cover through CSR spending: Minister

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 27 (APP): Federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid, stressed the need for exploiting massive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) potential for addressing country’s shrinking forest  cover through large-scale afforestation. “The country corporate sector should divert a significant chunk  of the CSR funds for re-invigorating country’s ailing forestry sector  to fight socio-economic impacts of global warming-induced climate  change,” he said. Chairing a high-level meeting on `Promoting Afforestation Campaign through CSR in Pakistan’ here on Sunday he said, CSR representatives of automobile, telecommunication, petroleum, banking, industry and top key provincial forest department officials attended the meeting.