MCI fines AIOU for felling 80 trees

Dawn | Oct 12, 2019 at 6:59 AM
  • The environment wing of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has imposed a fine on Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for cutting down 80 trees.
  • The environment wing imposed the fine amounting to Rs147,550 on the university for chopping down 80 trees on the campus.
  • Initially, the MCI had worked out a fine amounting to Rs354,000 fine, but later the corporation reduced it to Rs147,550 under section 68 of Forest Act.