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March 21, 2017

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SC takes notice of municipal lawlessness in Banigala

SC takes notice of municipal lawlessness in Banigala

CJP seeks detailed report from CDA within 10 days on complaint of Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Monday took notice of municipal lawlessness in Banigala and called a detailed report from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) within 10 days. 

The chief justice took notice on the complaint of Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan in which he highlighted continuous large-scale encroachment on the botanical garden and park in Banigala, which is going unchecked by the CDA.

“The park is not only shrinking in size, but also subjected to massive cutting of trees threatening the wellbeing of future generations, especially as Pakistan is one of the worst victims of global warming,” he said in the complaint. 

Furthermore, it was informed that unplanned and unregulated multi-story plazas were cropping up across Banigala with no sewerage and waste disposal systems in place or being planned. 

Similarly, no building codes and regulations are being enforced and it is apprehended that if left unchecked, all the refuse from these buildings will find its way into Rawal Lake, which stores drinking water for the inhabitants of Rawalpindi, the PTI Chairman submitted.

He said apparently the CDA had chosen to ignore all these construction transgressions, creating another source for environmental pollution that already besets in the form of plastic bags and garbage lining roads and city streets.

 

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