Bald Islamabad!!

As we all know that now a days CDA is on the cutting edge… I mean to say that they are cutting the trees to pave the path for our big cars, increasing day by day. Yesterday I just cross the signal at blue area road, I was shocked to see that the green belt in between the road was also vanished, just because to widen the road. The green belt in front of Fatima Jinnah Park is removed. Half of the greenery is almost gone from the face of Islamabad. Now you can only see dust and pollution in Islamabad.

The plants planted on that green belt were all gone. Why on earth did they do that for? What CDA is up to? I asked my sister what our ministry of environment doing against this cruelty and she had no answers to give. It is a law that if plants and greenery has to be omitted because of city construction or what ever other reasons the same amount of trees has to be planted some other place before removing the existing ones. And that is what CDA forgot to do. I do not know if that really works and what would be the result but what ever it would be, it would not change what is happening now. By putting banners by CDA that “greener Islamabad” and join hands to plant trees” makes no difference. They did not care about the greenery when they were killing it and now when they are caught and are questioned by public they started this campaign to shut our mouths.

Now if we plant trees it will take them years to grow up and prevent our environment from pollution until than we are living in a barren city.

Half of Islamabad is almost got bald. It needs a greenery plantation. Who will do that is a question.

Do you have the answer?

7 Comments so far

  1. askwhat (unregistered) on February 24th, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    I have do not have the answer, but I have the question. What can you do for your country? I joined students, teachers, and community members to plant about 600 trees today. Yes, it will take time to grow but such actions build awareness and community ties. When the community stands together on this (or any) issue and thinks of how they can contribute, then Pakistan will change significantly.

  2. Asad (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    Damn.. that’s sad… they have cut down the trees on the road that connects super market with blue area too. it literally shocked me when I passed that place and didn’t recognize it.

  3. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 1:21 am

    Almost every green belt is being cut from the mid to extend roads whether it be blue area / F-7/ F-6, G-10, F-8 , G-8, or whichever sector.

    But the thing is to put every blame on CDA is not right too – it’s just a necessity of time – the crappy rush and jams in busy hours of day is just horrendous at times, so its something inevitable.

    Why cant we take some step OURSELVES?? Schools can easily team up in such tasks , even a circle of few friends can join hands in such endeavours – why cant we plant trees, not every tree take years and years of growing time – something would be better than nothingness (I wont say BALD – someone might get OFFENDED ;-))

    My heart aches too but I must say as a nation including ME (in CAPS) is just worthless – we ut all blame on auhorities and wont take any step at all by ourselves coz we’ve things to do – unfathomable things to do …!

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 8:08 am

    “Denuded” might be more appropriate.

  5. JayJay (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 8:11 am

    “Denuded” might have been more appropriate.

  6. Original-Anon (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:40 pm

    A for [pine]Apple : Well said.

  7. Usmoi (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 9:31 am

    They call it “green belt” for a reason. the reason seems more of a memory now. The whole face of the city is changing- now i can stand on a corner on F-6 and see all the way down to F-9! Previously, trees would be blocking my view.
    I understands roads whave to be built to counter ever increasing traffic problems, but these professionals cant come up with a way to do so without cleaning the city of all its plants? I have had the pleasure of visiting out neighboring country. I was surprised to see the number of trees in the city of New Delhi. In India, it is a crime of the highest order to cut a tree. Even so, the city was in the midst of building consecutive fly-overs on all of its big roads- and they were doing so without cutting trees! The law in most countries says any tree cut should be immedietly replaced by another planted. I dont see that happening.
    I understand we all must do our parts- but pretty soon all the trees will be gone and even with our best efforts, it will take atleast 30 years to get a tree to become full grown. I don’t know about you, but I have felt a visible shift in the weather of this great city since this tree cutting began. I used to think we lived in Paradise-it breaks my heart to see it slowly being ripped apart-literally.

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