CJP says Shakarparian cricket stadium cannot be constructed within national park limits

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisarsaid a cricket ground cannot be constructed in Shakarparian if it falls within the limits of the national park.


“If the cricket ground falls within the limits of Shakarparian National Park, then it cannot be constructed there,” Justice Nisar remarked

A three-member SC bench headed by Justice Nisar was hearing a petition filed by former secretary Roedad Khan, who has pleaded that a project to construct a cricket ground in Shakarparian is anti-environment.

The petitioner, who is also the chairman of the Margalla Hills Society,  told the court, “Influential people have been given the authority to chop down trees to construct the stadium.”


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