Islamabad bans smoking, bonfires at Margala Hills
The Islamabad administration has prohibited any action which may lead to forest fire at the Margalla Hills National Park.
The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board issued a notification which stated that smoking, BBQ/bonfires, burning of garbage, carrying flammable items such as matchsticks, lighters, petrol, and kerosene oil, tree cutting, polluting water and littering clearing of land/encroachments have been banned.
Moreover, the initiative have been taken in order to lower down the environmental pollution and loss of habitat.
The decision was implemented on 6th April (yesterday) and will be followed for two months.
However, the failure in following the order will lead into punishment under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898.
The orders have been published in newspapers for residents and have been sent to police stations as well.