Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to use technology for preservation of forests and called for an effective strategy to check tree-cutting. Chairing a meeting on preservation and restoration of forests in Punjab, he called for formulating a comprehensive strategy to restore plantation in the province. The Prime Minister said plantation was vital to reduce pollution and stressed that restoration of forests was among the top-priority areas for the government. He also stressed the need to check practice of illegal hunting that caused disturbance of bio-diversity. Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, Minister for Forestry Punjab Sibtain Khan and senior officials attended the meeting. The Prime Minister was given a briefing on the steps taken for the restoration of Changa Manga forest, of which the 2,4500 acres land was made barren by tree-cutting during last few years. The government has completed planting over 1,000 acres under the 10 billion tree tsunami which will be expanded to 2,500 acres till year 2023.