KARACHI: The Cultural Department has taken decisive action against a mafia involved in illegally cutting down banyan trees in Karachi, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
In a formal letter, the cultural department highlighted that some unidentified men are removing the ancient banyan trees – having historical significance – from outside Jess and Mary School and other areas in Clifton in broad daylight.
The Mayor of Karachi, Murtaza Wahab, sent a message to the Inspector General (IG) of the Police urging the police to file cases against those responsible for the cutting of trees in Karachi, emphasizing the need for swift action against the culprits.
This has been carried out by the police. KMC took action to stop it. Have sent the video to IG as well for proceedings against delinquent people. Have also informed Ali Manzoor who had brought this to my notice https://t.co/eWkuF2NGG5
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) January 27, 2024
“The police are responsible for this action. The KMC has intervened to put a stop to it. I have forwarded the video to the Inspector General (IG) for necessary actions against those responsible. Ali Manzoor, who initially brought this matter to my attention, has also been informed,” Murtaza Wahab said in a tweet.