A private builder, constructing a high-rise tower in F-7 Markaz has chopped down seven 40-year old trees, prompting the civic authority to impose heavy fine on them.
Moreover, the Capital Development Authority on Tuesday also suspended its forest officials responsible for the area.
The team behind the under-construction Saffa Gold Mall ruthlessly chopped down a complete row of towering trees, in front of the plaza in Jinnah Super.
The civic agency has immediately imposed fine worth Rs50,000 per tree on the private company and suspended the Area Forester Nafees and Forest Guard Yasir.
The tall trees had been planted on the roadside some four decades ago, as was earlier planned by the city managers. The reason for act is that the vegetation was blocking the plaza’s view, said an official.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2012.