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Tree felling, illegal construction continue in Margalla Hills: CJP | Pakistan

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LAHORE: The felling of bushes and illegal construction inside Margalla Hills in Islamabad has continued regardless of Supreme Court’s orders on curbing the apply, remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday.

While listening to the suo motu discover relating to Margalla Hills, the chief justice requested if felling of bushes had stopped in the world as Supreme Court had issued orders six months again in opposition to the apply.

He mentioned Geological Survey of Pakistan was requested to conduct an examination of Margalla Hills, however the authority didn’t fulfil its accountability.

Also current in the court docket, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed mentioned the court docket needs to be knowledgeable if officers involved don’t wish to implement the directives issued to them. He added that these not following court docket orders will probably be despatched to jail.

The court docket summoned director common of Geological Survey of Pakistan in the following listening to.

At an earlier listening to, Supreme Court had chided the federal authorities over its failure to take away encroachments in Margalla Hills.

People have been barred from altering the forest and perform construction in Margalla Hills because it has led to deforestation, misuse of pure assets and creeping human settlement.  

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