The Apex Court on Tuesday has sought details of the Billion Tree Tsunami project in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa that was started by the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.
According to the details, a two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan conducted the hearing of the case.
During the case proceedings, the Supreme Court of Pakistan summoned the secretary of climate change.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, remarked that “There are no trees in Nathia Gali, Malam Jabba, and even Murree.”
He said that the Islamabad administration claimed it planted 500,000 trees but they are nowhere to be seen.
“Were they planted in Bani Gala? There are no trees planted along the rivers from Islamabad to Karachi. There are no trees in Peshawar and there is deforestation going on in Nathia Gali.”
“Naran Kaghan has become a stack of garbage. There are no trees around lakes and thousands of trees have been cut down in Kumrat. “
He added that “I have seen the trees being cut down myself. No one should be allowed to cut them down.”