Sindh government is protecting illegal allotment of forest land, Supreme Court
Islamabad: The Supreme Court has remarked that the Sindh government is protecting illegal allotment of forest land.
The Supreme Court heard a case related to tree planting along rivers and canals. The court expressed anger over the deforestation.
CJ Gulzar Ahmad said that all the trees in Kumrat and Swat have been cut down, the trees are being cleared in Nathia Gali and Murree.
If this situation continues then tourism in KP will end in five years, people will come to KP to see natural beauty. Cutting down trees will also stop snowfall. No trees can be seen around the Indus River. The entire area of Kacha has been given by the Sindh government to private individuals for farming, although there should be dense forests on Kacha government land.
The Additional Advocate General said that 200,000 trees have been planted in Punjab on the order of the honorable court. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahamad said that the trees of two feet planted will be eaten by goats and at least six feet of trees will be planted which will affect.
Honorable Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan remarked that the Sindh government had been directed to cancel the allotment of forest land, but the Sindh government had made a law that the allotment would be maintained, in other words, the Sindh government was protecting illegal allotment.
The public prosecutor said that 40,000 trees have been planted in Balochistan so far.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said do not plant only in papers, they should exist on land and could be verified by the magistrate.
The court summoned the four provincial secretaries of forestry and irrigation, and also seek details of tree planting along the rivers from the Islamabad administration, and adjourned the hearing for a month.