By Hassan Naqvi
Published: February 18, 2014
“We laud the Supreme Court of Pakistan for steering a direction for green and sustainable urbanization in Lahore through its judgement on September 11, 2013.
I am confident that this will revitalise cities and push them towards managed and balanced development”, conservation activist Imrana Tiwana told a press conference called by the Lahore Bachao Tehreek and Lahore Conservation Society in collaboration with WWF-Pakistan to protest what they called violation of the Supreme Court judgement passed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani.
“The judgement preserves and protects the canal and its green belts for future generations of Lahore”, said Tiwana. She added that the judgment had been used as a case study at MIT and Harvard to show the power of a citizens’ movements.