Ex­plod­ing hills with de­vices a very se­ri­ous is­sue: SC

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES - STAFF RE­PORTER

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Supreme Court on Fri­day re­marked quar­ry­ing of Mar­gala Hills and cut­ting of trees from Low­era Moun­tain is very se­ri­ous mat­ter.

Chief Jus­tice An­war Za­heer Ja­mali said if the process to ex­plode the hills with de­vices is not stopped then they would take action against the con­cerned Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice. The court said quar­ry­ing and cut­ting of trees on the moun­tains prov­ing dis­as­ter there­fore the court not re­main obliv­ion with this is­sue.

A three-mem­ber bench headed by Chief Jus­tice An­war Za­heer Ja­mali on Fri­day heard the suo moto case. At­tor­ney Gen­eral for Pak­istan in­formed the court that Mar­galla and Galyat range some por­tion comes un­der Is­lam­abad and some Khy­ber Pukhtoonkhawa. He said that the author­i­ties had leased the moun­tain FECTO Ce­ment Com­pany, which had been can­celled now.

The chief jus­tice re­marked that the quarry of moun­tain and ex­plo­sion of hills with de­vices is very se­ri­ous is­sue. He said that un­der the pa­tron­age of lo­cal MNA the trees are be­ing cut from the hills and stone crush­ing de­stroy­ing moun­tains.

The chief jus­tice said: “We have seen the video in which me­dia team that cover it was tar­geted the cam­eras were snatched from the cam­era­men and told them they have bought the hill.” The chief jus­tice said that due to ex­plo­sive de­vice the cracks ap­peared in the nearby houses.

Jus­tice Amir Hani Mus­lim said that the govern­ment was ig­no­rant of the blasts. He said that if in fu­ture the ex­plo­sive de­vices used to cut the moun­tain then the con­cern SP would not re­main in uni­form.

The court di­rected the at­tor­ney gen­eral to per­son­ally take in­ter­est in the mat­ter and make sure that ex­plo­sive is not used to cut the moun­tain and the con­cern SP give af­fi­davit that in fu­ture the ex­plo­sive would not be used.

The court is­sued no­tices to AGP and In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Is­lam­abad and Khy­ber Pukhtoonkhawa. The court also is­sues no­tice to En­vi­ron­ment depart­ment with the di­rec­tion to sub­mit re­port re­gard­ing the mat­ter. The case was ad­journed for one week.

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