Govt declares Karachi’s Banyan timber ‘protected heritage’

KARACHI: The Sindh authorities has declared Karachi’s Banyan timber as “protected heritage of the town.”

The Sindh chief minister’s Adviser on Regulation and Setting Murtaza Wahab tweeted, “#SindhGovt has declared the previous Banyan Bushes in Clifton & different areas of Karachi as Protected Heritage of the town of Karachi.”

“It has been famous with nice concern that BANYAN TREES within the metropolis of Karachi are within the hazard of being chopped, discarded and turning into extinct resulting from negligence and deliberate slicing executed by the unscrupulous components,” learn an administrative order issued by the Karachi commissioner on the Sindh chief minister’s directives.

“In view of above and on the directives of Honorable Chief Minister Sindh the BANYAN TREES in clifton and different components of the Karachi Metropolis are declared as “PROTECTED HERITAGE of the Metropolis.”

The federal government warned that any particular person or organisation discovered harming these previous timber will likely be handled strictly in accordance with regulation “Sindh Cultural Heritage (Preservation) Act 1994.”

The deputy commissioners of the metropolis have been directed to survey previous banyan timber of their respective areas and make “listing marking with numbers and symbols.”

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