Visit of Ms Noriko Sato, Senior Natural Resources Specialist of Asian Development Bank alongwith her team members to PFI, Peshawar on 07.12.2023
Faculty members and students of BS Botany 07th Semester Department of Botany, Islamia University Peshawar visited PFI, Peshawar on 06.12.2023
Training of Technical Staff and Malis (Gardners) of Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar in Compost Preparation was conducted by the forestry Research Division, PFI, under the project titled, Improving the Efficiency of Forest Management through the Development of Volume Tables and Growth Models for Coniferous Forests of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - from 25-26 October, 2023. Dr. Masood Ahmad (Assistant Professor of Agriculture University of Peshawar) was a resource person of the training, moreover, this training equips the technical staff with the skills and understanding required for effective composting, which can be of significant benefit to their work in the field of forest management. A total of 35 officers/ official including Malis attended the said training.
Faculty members and students of Entomology Department, University of Agriculture, Peshawar visited PFI, Peshawar on 23.10.2023
Delegation of National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council (NAEAC), Pakistan visited PFI, Peshawar on 18th October, 2023 The evaluation committee of the National Agriculture Education Accreditation Council - HEC made an accreditation visit of BS Forestry degree Program at Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) Peshawar. Led by Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, Secretary NAEAC, the PFI administration welcomed the committee and briefed about the quality of PFI faculty and its academic and research facilities. The AIC committee inspected various physical facilities and interacted with the faculty and students. The committee appreciated the quality of PFI BS Forestry program. Mr. Khalid Ilyas, DG, PFI presented shields to the committee members at the end of the visit.
A delegation from the National Centre for Vegetation Cover, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 5-6 October, 2023. The delegation was welcomed by the Director General PFI and a detailed briefing was given by Dr. Anwar Ali, Director, Forestry Research to the visiting guests about the research and educational activities of PFI. Later on they visited the PFI Museum, Library, Research Labs and Class Rooms. They took keen interest in research and educational activities of the Institute. DG, PFI assured them full support in the Kingdoms endeavors in the field of forest education, training and research.
On the directives of Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI), Peshawar, a consultative meeting to upgrade the PFI to degree awarding institute and introduce the Enterprise Resource Planning System in the research, education system and administration of the institute was held on 22nd August, 2023 in the committee room which was attended by the Management of PFI and Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar. Those present on the occasion were Dr. Ghulam Ali Bajwa, Additional Director General, Dr. Anwar Ali, Director, Forestry Research Division, Mr. Ghayyas Ahmad, Director, Forest Education Division, Mr Aamir Shakeel, GIS Specialist, Mr. Muhammad Abbas, Executive Officer from PFI and Dr Iftekhar Ul Amin, Assistant Professor and Admission Coordinator and the Manager ERP from IM Sciences. The participants discussed various options to work on the strategic planning specifically diversifying sources of revenue increasing the number of programs offered and improvement and modernisation of academics in order to upgrade the PFI to the degree awarding institute. The participants from the IM Sciences shown their resolve to extend any assistance that the PFI may need to achieve the two goals. In the last, the participants from both sides agreed to collaborate in future to promote the forestry research and education in Pakistan and particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Independence Day of Pakistan
14th August, 2023 Celebrations of Freedom at Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar
The voluntary carbon market (VCM) is an international mechanism which provides an opportunity to private companies, corporations and other actors to offset their emissions voluntarily by buying carbon credits generated and verified under international standards. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being the most forested province of Pakistan has high potential for carbon credits generation under the VCM. KP's forestry sector has the potential to generate 11 million credits per year with an estimated revenue of 77 million USD per year.
A high level consultative session was held at Pakistan Forest Institute which was attended by Advisor Finance Department, Secretary Finance Department, Secretary Climate Change, Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Department, Secretary Energy Department, CEO, PEDO, Director General Pakistan Forest Institute and officers of Forest Department and PFI. The session discussed various options for launching of projects under voluntary carbon market. It was decided to put the proposal before the Provincial Cabinet before launching of Request for Proposal in the print and electronic media.
A farewell Tea Party was arranged on 4th May, 2023 in the honour of outgoing DG, PFI Mr. Muhmmad Anwar Khan. All ADGs, Directors and Senior Officers of PFI attended the party. New DG PFI Mr. Khalid Ilyas was also present on the occasion.
Twenty seven (27) Members alongwith faculty from Institute of Management Sciences Club GYM, Hayatabad, Peshawar visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 20th March, 2023 for awareness about working activities of the PFI i.e. forestry research and education. The programme was coordinated with them for visit to PFI Museum, Forest Products Research Laboratories, Botany Garden/Herbarium of Forest Botany & Forest Pathology and briefed in details.
Pakistan Forest Institute Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2023 (Monday 27th February, 2023)
Circular No.940 /E.O.(31)/2022, Dated 10th February, 2023.
The students of Unsere Kinder School, University Town, Peshawar visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 31st January, 2023. They visited PFI Museum and Botanical Garden.
As per tradition, a welcome party was arranged for newly comers BS Forestry (2022-26) students by the senior students of BS Forestry 2021-25 & BS 2020-24 sessions. Director General, PFI was the Chief Guest. All Additional Director Generals, Directors and faculty members were also present.
Mr. Muhammad Anwar Khan (PMS-BS-20) has assumed the charge of Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 26th January, 2023. All the employees of PFI welcomed him. Briefing about the activities of PFI was delivered by Dr. Ghulam Ali Bajwa, Additional Director General (Biological Sciences). Director General showed his keen interest in PFI achievements and expressed his views for better performance of the institute.
Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture (FAO)
EMERGING TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF NTFP IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
Circular of Forestry Education Division, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar.
All Forestry students are directed to report their arrival at PFI, Peshawar by 15th September, 2020 positively.
Auction Notice of Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar.
Tree Planting Campaign held at Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 18th August, 2019
14th August, 2019 Function at PFI Staff Club, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar
A function on Pakistan Independence Day (14th August, 2019) has been celebrated at PFI Staff Club, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar. The children of Pakistan Forest Institute's employees participated in different programmes like, Qirat, Naat, Speech Competition Urdu & English and National Songs. Hon'able Chief Guest Mr. Sher Arbab Ali, MNA, Dr.Ghulam Ali Bajwa, Direct NTFP, Mr.Ayaz Khan Marwat, Director, FRD, Mr.Zakir Hussain, Director, BSRD, Mr.Tanvir Ahmad Qureshi, Extension Specialist, Mr.Zahid Mahmood, Executive Officer were present at the function.
Hon'able Chief Guest Mr.Arbab Sher Ali distributed awards among the winners of different categories. On this occasion the chief guest expressed his views on the Independence Day of Pakistan and congratulated the PFI Administration on holding such a beautiful programme. He also appreciated the motivation of the children.
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Detail interview of Sheikh Amjad Ali, Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on the importance of the Forestry, Education and Research.
Honourable Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Shahid Ullah visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 8th July, 2019. On his arrival he was welcomed by the Sheikh Amjad Ali, Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar and the officers of the Institute. He was brief about the PFI. He also visited PFI Museum. He took keen interest in the activities of the Institute.
The Officers Club of Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar requests the pleasure of your company at the farewell programme arranged in the honour of Mr. Hakim Shah the outgoing Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar. Kindly grace the dinner with your presence on 29th March, 2019 (8:00 PM) at Habib Restaurant, Army Food Court, Sher Khan Shaheed Stadium, Peshawar Cantt. From: Incharge Officers Club, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar.
International Day of Forests 2019 was celebrated at Pakistan Forest Institute on 21st March 2019 on theme Forest Education, Learn to Love Forests in collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department, REDD+ Project and Sustainable Forest Management Project (SFM) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Naval Officers from Inspectorate of Naval Stores, Karachi Visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar On Friday, 16th November, 2018
Usually it is said that birds do not make nests on Eucalyptus tree. It is amazing that a nest of Milvus migrans (black kite) local name "Cheel" was found on the tall tree Eucalyptus in the premises of Peshawar Zoo
In connection with the Plant for Pakistan initiative a graceful event was held on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) jointly organized by Forest Department KP and PFI. The faculty, forestry students and administration actively participated in the event and showed their firm commitment to increase the Forest cover to international standards and reduce the adverse effects of Climate Change. Mr. Siddique Khan Khattak, CCF speaking on the event ensured that the FD KP department will continue it's efforts to increase the green cover of the province. Honorable Ishtiaq Urmar, Minister for Forestry & Environment, KP initiated the Plant 4 Pakistan drive by doting the plant seedling. Later on Mr. Masud Ahmad, Additional Secretary KP Environment Department; Mr. Hakim Shah, DG PFI, Mr. Siddique Khan Khattak,CCF; Mr Safdar Shah, CCF WL , Mr Shafqat Munir, CF; Dr Mamoona, Director Forest Education Division; PFI staff and Forestry Students all planted tree plant species in the premises of PFI. The presence of Mr. Arbab Sher Ali, MNA and Mr. Peer Fida , MPA also showed the strong assurance of government for development of Forestry in the country.
After taking oath the Caretaker Minister for Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Mr.Rasheed Khan along with the Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Mr.Zakir Hussain Afridi visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 29th June, 2018. The honourable guests were briefed about the activities and achievements of Pakistan Forest Institute by Director General, PFI Mr.Hakim Shah. A visit of the PFI Museum was also conducted. The honourable guests appreciated the work done by the PFI.
United Nation celebrates World Environment Day on every 5th June through out the world. In this regard Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar organized a function in the Auditorium of PFI with the collaboration of REDD+, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department, Wildlife Department and Environmental Protection Agency. Theme of the year 2018 was “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The chief guest of the programme was Mr. Hakim Shah, Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute. On this occasion special talk on the subject was delivered by Dr.Bashir Khan, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency, Mr.Sadique Khattak, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr.Safdar Shah, Chief Conservator Forest Wildlife and Dr.Hizb Ullah, Chairman, Department of Environment, University of Peshawar. A speech competition was also held among the students of PFI. Moreover the children of Forest Model School and Zarif Memorial School also performed tableau. Director General, PFI emphasis on the importance of the Environment. At the end shields/certificates were distributed.
A two days National Workshop titled “Implementation Modalities of National Forest Policy” was held at Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 16th & 17th August, 2017, under Green Pakistan Programme (GPP), Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad. The objectives of the workshop was to propose the Implementation Modalities for National Forest Policy. The Chief Guest of the inaugural session was Mr. Habib Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Islamia College University, Peshawar. The participants of the workshop were Forests owners, timber dealers, NGOs, Environmentalist, Wood base Industrialists, Forest Educationists, University officials etc. Mr. Ali Gauher Khan, Director, Forestry Research Division, PFI, Peshawar told the audience that this policy is water conservation, carbon credits and climate change oriented and we are sharing it with all stake holders before its final approval, so that maximum input is incorporated, DG, PFI welcomed the guests from all over the country and requested for full participation in the debate. Syed Mahmood Nasir, IGF, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad briefed about the Green Pakistan Programme and highlighted the achievements. Mr. Zia-ul-Haq, Special Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa emphasised at the closing of the workshop that a holistic approached be adopted for the conservation of green growth and biodiversity and that such like workshops always given us an opportunity to prepare a policy document that fulfil the needs of the common man to meet the present day challenges of the environmental issues. He congratulated PFI on holding such a high level workshop with full representation from all federating units of the country.
A two days National Workshop titled “Implementation Modalities of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAPs)” was held at Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 2nd & 3rd August, 2017, under Green Pakistan Programme (GPP), Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad. The emphasis of the workshop was to propose the Implementation Modalities for National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan to strengthen policy milieu for biodiversity conservation in the country. Eminent foresters, conservationist, researchers and academician from all over the country participated in the event. Worthy Special Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Khan inaugurated the workshop. Inspector General of Forests Pakistan Syed Mahmood Nasir was the key note Speaker. The Honourable Minister of Environment, Government of Balochistan Mr. Ubaidullah Jan Babat was the chief guest in the closing session.
A meeting on Review of ADP Projects of PFI was held in Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 6th July, 2017. Worthy Additional Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Muhammad Masood Khan presided the meeting. In the remarks, he appreciated the research work carried out under these projects. Moreover, he emphasized the need of writing the research articles on the results of these projects.
Honourable Chief Secretary, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Abid Saeed visited Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar on 23rd May, 2017. He was accompanied by Secretary, Forestry, Environment and Wildlife Mr. Nazar Hussain Shah. On his arrival he was welcomed by the Mr. Hakim Shah, Director General, Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar and the officiers of the Institute. He was brief about the PFI. He also visited PFI Museum, Auditorium, Central Forest Library and Forest Products Laboratories. He took keen interest in the activites of the Institute.