Planted trees without permission: Khyber’s Mandi Kass locals uproot trees planted by govt
PESHAWAR (92 News) – The local s of Khyber’s Mandi Kass deliberately uprooted trees planted by the government as a part of its countrywide plantation drive on Sunday.
According to the reports, the residents said that the administration had planted the trees on disputed land without their permission. They staged a protest against the government.
The tiger force members tried to negotiate with the protesters, but nothing worked out. The protesters carried black flags in their hands and chanted slogans. They also gathered around the people planting the trees there and tried to physically overpower them.
According to the district administration, over 6,000 new trees planted by them were removed by these people.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and the district’s deputy commissioner have taken notice of the incident and promised action against the perpetrators.