Stop Monal restaurant extension, orders court in Margalla Hills case

Supreme Court ordered to stop all illegal constructions on Margalla Hills immediately, while hearing a case on the protection of Margalla Hills. A restaurant, Monal has cut down 200 trees for illegal expansion, the CDA chairperson told the court. The bench said that the restaurant should be stopped from doing so and it should plant the trees it has cut.

The orders are applicable to the government of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa too as a portion of the hills falls within their jurisdiction too. Margalla Hills National Park is a property of public land and any commercial activity is banned on its land. The court will resume hearing the case after Eid.

Source: Samaa