ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit report regarding cutting of trees from the Embassy road.
The court also directed the CDA to take action against its Director General Environment and Director General Estate over cutting of trees from Embassy road.
A three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the suo-moto notice case regarding cutting of trees and stone crushing in Margallah Hills areas.
During the course of proceedings, Director General Wildlife department submitted its report regarding cutting of trees.
Justice Azmat Saeed expressed annoyance over performance of CDA and Islamabad administration and remarked that trees were cut despite court orders and court order was being violated. He also remarked that CDA misguided public and institutions.
He remarked that who we should send to jail for cutting the trees. He observed that if law was not implemented in capital then what to say rest of the country.
Justice Qazi Faez Isa inquired whether CDA get salaries to destroy and pollute the environment. The CDA counsel replied that Embassy road was being widened for the movement of VIPs.
Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that record for cutting of trees was not maintained to hide corruption.
The counsel for CDA said that action was being taken in Zone III and IV. On which Justice Isa remarked that action must be taken without discrimination.—APP