LHC Halts Mango Trees Cutting for Housing Societies in Multan


Lahore: according to a news source, Lahore High Court (LHC) halted mango trees cutting in Multan against a petition for environmental protection.

A petition was filed against smog, environmental pollution, and the protection of underground water. Justice Shahid Karim passed the orders against the petition as mentioned earlier to halt the cutting of trees.

The news source further said that A counsel on behalf of the Judicial Water Commission apprised the court that the commission had filed a miscellaneous civil application to stop cutting trees in and around the Multan district.

Moreover, he further mentioned media reports that the housing society did not seek any approval from environmental protection regarding the cutting of trees. However, chopped of mango trees located on 6000 acres. He further expressed that the housing society uses agricultural land for residential purposes and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is silent on the matter. 

The petitioner further pleaded that authorities should allow the land only for mango trees plantation instead of housing societies. He also submitted that Multan Development Authority’s (MDA) master plan needs amendments regarding fertile lands which housing schemes are using for living purposes.

Furthermore, in his plea, he requested the court to stop cutting trees in Multan and other areas due to environmental sensitivity. The petitioner’s counsel advocate Sheraz Zaka pleaded that the cause of pollution in Lahore and other cities is cutting trees.

Subsequently, the court halted the cutting of trees and sought a reply from Multan Development Authority.

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News source https://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2021-04-03/page-2/detail-5

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