Cut­ting of trees

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SABIR KB

In re­cent years, in Karachi, a great num­ber of trees were cut down which is very dis­heart­en­ing for the peo­ple of Karachi be­cause in the big­gest city cars, mo­tors and fac­to­ries are in a high num­ber due to them most of the ar­eas are be­ing pol­luted with dif­fer­ent kind of gases. If cut­ting of trees is not stopped then it would not take much time to con­vert the city of lights in a city of dark­ness. How­ever, in re­cent days many so­ci­eties have protested against the Mafia and com­pa­nies to fin­ish chop­ping of plants.

The protesters re­quested the Govern­ment to plant the same num­ber of trees again as de­stroyed. For Green line project nearly 8,000 trees were chopped down but a sin­gle plant was not planted to re­place the chopped tree. If the same prac­tice con­tin­ues, then it is clear the cit­i­zens of the city will face mul­ti­ple hard­ships. Since the tem­per­a­ture will be in­creas­ing and oxy­gen can be less in amount in those places where trees are zapped com­pletely. To save the city of lights, the author­i­ties will have to be se­ri­ous with is­sues and ways should be found to plant more trees than the num­bers be­ing de­stroyed.

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