Fines, possible jail time for polluting Margalla Hills National Park in Islamabad

The orders were issued by DC Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat and will stay in place for two months

Islamabad’s city administration has announced fines and potential jail time for littering in the Margalla Hills for a period of two months. The orders were issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat.

According to the notice, anyone cutting trees leading to loss of natural habitat, littering/throwing garbage, or polluting water in the area, will be dealt with according to the pertinent laws.

It is an important move by the city’s administration since the parks contain many forms of animal and plant life. Preserving natural resources is as important as any kind of urban development.

Crown jewel of the capital

The Margalla National Park is truly the crown jewel of the federal capital. It has a number of hiking tracks going through the Himalayan foothills. It also hosts a large ecosystem with many different species of flora and fauna. The park has a large population of monkeys and other wild animals. The rain water streams also add to its amazing beauty.

In recent times, the park crew has identified at least two families of the common leopards. However, they reside in the higher parts of the mountain ranges where there is no human access. The picturesque park also has many tourist points and restaurants that offer both scrumptious food and breathtaking views of Islamabad.

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