1.         Short title, extent and commencement.‑(1) This Act maybe called the Cutting of Trees (Prohibition) Act, 1975.

            (2)        It extends to the whole of Pakistan.

            (3)        It shall come into force at once.


2.         Definitions.‑In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,‑

(a)        "Formation" means a Corps, Division or Brigade of the Pakistan Army ;

(b)        "Local formation commander", in relation to an area, means an .officer for the time being in command of the formation in the area ; and

(c)        "Tree" means a large plant with a self‑supporting trunk.


3.         Cutting etc., of trees prohibited. Notwithstanding anything con­tained in any other law for the time being in force, no person shall, without the prior written approval of the local formation commander or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, cut, fell or damage or cause to be cut, felled or damaged any free growing within the five miles belt along the external frontiers of Pakistan.


4.         Penalty.‑Whoever contravenes the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.


5.         Power to make rules.‑The Federal Government may make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

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