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Supreme Court Halts Tree Cutting in Islamabad’s F-9 Park

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has halted the cutting of trees in Islamabad’s F-9 Park, also known as Fatima Jinnah Park, during a hearing on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024.

Seeking Answers:

  • Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa questioned the authorization for the tree cutting, demanding answers from the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
  • The court has requested records from the CDA, including details on costs incurred and any contracts awarded related to the tree felling.

Protecting the Environment:

  • The court acknowledged the public concern regarding the tree cutting, highlighting the importance of maintaining green spaces.
  • Justice Isa remarked on the contradiction between the public’s desire for more trees and the CDA’s actions.

Taking Action:

  • The SC has issued notices to the CDA, the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, and the federal government.
  • Lawyers Saad Hashmi and Hasan Raza will represent the public in the case.
  • Additionally, the court has appointed a commission to oversee the situation.

Looking Ahead:

This intervention by the Supreme Court underscores the importance of environmental protection and public participation in decision-making processes. The court’s actions ensure a transparent and accountable process for addressing this critical issue.