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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Kamal demands punishment for tree-cutters

KARACHI: City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has called for a ‘Tree Act’ to be drawn up and implemented immediately, stating that those involved in cutting trees should be severely reprimanded through sentences and fines.

Speaking at a seminar titled “Forestation, Aesthetic Plantation and Landscaping Study of Karachi”, held at Civic Center on Saturday, Kamal expressed his concern over the lack of importance given to the city’s vegetation. “In all major cities of the world, there are strict rules and regulations to protect greenery and not a single tree can be cut without obtaining an No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the municipality concerned,” he said, adding that the CDGK is committed to developing parks and is taking actions against land grabbers to salvage parks of the city.

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The painting is by Laura Tasheiko

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