Horticulture: Legislation proposed to curb tree felling

Private school’s request to build a wall on greenbelt turned down

Our Correspondent October 12, 2015

LAHORE: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) will recruit officials from Grade 1 to 17 through the National Testing Service, the authority’s Board of Directors decided on Monday.

The board approved an annual Eidi allowance of Rs2,000 for its employees in Grade 1 to 10. A similar allowance will be awarded to non-Muslim employees for their religious occasions. PHA Vice Chairman Iftikhar Ahmad proposed that legislation be introduced to punish those felling trees unlawfully. The board approved a draft of an amendment to the PHA Act, 2012, to introduce the legislation.

The meeting also approved PHA Service Rules, 2014, and an amendment to Bagh-i-Jinnah Service Rules. It gave the go ahead to a proposal for including any board member in the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC).

The board turned down the International School of Choueifat’s request to let it build a wall on a greenbelt.

The board approved plantation over five acres in Jallo Botanical Garden. The saplings to be planted can be transported without damage to their roots. PHA Additional Director General Naheed Gull, MPA Ramazan Siddiq, lawyer Rafay Alam, Housing Deputy Secretary Moazam Jamil, Model Town Assistant Commissioner Abdullah Nayyer, Lahore Development Authority Administration Director Aslam Shahid and lawyer Sheikh Waqar attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2015.


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