SC rejects Balochistan govt’s report on tree felling in Pishin

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected a report by the Balochistan government on cutting of trees in Pishin and ordered it to present a detailed report within 15 days.

Hearing a suo moto case, a two-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faiz Isa ordered the communication and works secretary, who prepared the report, to appear in court on the next hearing.

Justice Isa remarked: “It seems an incapable officer has prepared the report”,  adding that officers in Balochistan needed to be educated on the constitution.

Further,  the Balochistan additional advocate general told the court that funds will be wasted if the construction of the roads was not started. Upon which, Justice Isa remarked that court is not barring the authorities from constructing the road but the cutting of trees cannot be allowed. “There is an alternative route for construction of the road,” the court observed.

 

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