Malik Amin Aslam, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, has claimed that Markhor and the blind dolphin have made a positive comeback from being on the edge of extinction.
While speaking with the National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change he said,
Although there is no credible data of every species in the country, some species are being monitored. The Markhor and the blind dolphin have come out of the list of animals at risk of getting extinct.
The committee was told by Suleman Khan, Joint Secretary Administration, Climate Change Ministry that the Zoological Survey department in the country had failed to carry out a survey of species in Pakistan or create a list of endangered ones since 1947.
There is no credible data available for all species in Pakistan. Surveys conducted by provincial departments on biodiversity did not adopt international methodologies and were mere formalities thus not accepted worldwide