Supreme Court orders tree plantation along rivers and canals

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Sep, 2020. 12:08 pm
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has directed the federal and provincial governments to secure at least six feet of land by planting trees along all the rivers and canals flowing in the country.

The court has also directed the provinces to submit a progress report on the matter within a month.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed to protect at least six feet of space by planting trees.

“Climate change can lead to water shortages,” he said. Is there no tree planting scheme along rivers and canals?

The Additional Advocate General informed the court that the government had launched the Billion Tree Tsunami Project.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that there was discussion about the planting of forests along rivers and canals. Shisham trees are extinct in Punjab.

The court asked what happened to the construction of the Nai Gaj Dam.

The Joint Secretary Water and Power told the Supreme Court that the ECNEC has not yet approved the PC-1 of the Nai Gaj Dam.

The Chief Justice remarked that the Nai Gaj Dam is very important for making water safe.

The court also directed to complete the construction of a Nai Gaj Dam soon and also sought a timeline from the federation and Sindh for the construction of a Nai Gaj Dam.

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