KARACHI: On Tuesday night, there were dozens of trees cut down in the metropolis’ Baldia South jurisdiction, media officials reported, adding that many lining the Clifton Road were also downed.
The act of cutting down the trees was undertaken late last night, perhaps to make effective of late hours and scarce traffic. However, it did raise queries.
Khurrum Sher Zaman, a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said that chopping trees is banned across the country.
Baldia South administration is responsible for cutting down these trees, he added.
Trees alongside roads leading to the city’s famed Teen Talwar were also chopped down, specifically Abdullah Haroon Road — from the Khayaban-e-Iqbal Flyover to Teen Talwar.
However, according to the assistant director of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) Parks & Horticulture Department, only the “dead trees” lining both sides of Abdullah Haroon Road were chopped down, while none of the green, growing ones were afflicted.
The action was done in accordance with an order from the court, he added.