Islamabad: A petition filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) has requested the court to direct Islamabad mayor, Capital Development Authority (CDA) and other respondents to control the forest fire breakout incidents at Margalla Hills, a news source reported.
The petitioner also requested the court to instruct the departments concerned to preserve trees and wildlife at Margallah Hills National Park. The petition further requests the IHC to formulate effective strategy to uphold the lush green image of the federal capital.
The petitioner cited the mayor, CDA Environment Wing member, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, Islamabad commissioner and deputy commissioner as respondents.
The petitioner citied that Margallah Hills was declared a national park under Islamabad Wildlife Ordinance 1979. The regular fire breakout incidents at the hills affect the people who walk on the tracks and leave even graver impact on the environment, adding to the air pollution and causing rise in temperature of the capital.
The respondents being state functionaries are duty-bound to protect the Margallah Hills by evaluation Article 9 of the 1973 Constitution, said the petitioner.