Cutting down a tree in the Punjab state
of Pakistan could :result in a life-long sojourn at the
prison, promises the Punjab chief minister, Arif Nakai. The ominous threat
was delivered at the spring tree plantation campaign inauguration ceremony
at Lahore Park, Lahore, on February 11
this year. Now onwards, if cutting down
a tree was on anybody's agenda, permission would have to be sought from the chief minister.
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