KARACHI - Sindh government has withdrawn the funds worth Rs7.722 million of City District Government Karachi (CDGK) in the head of establishment of plantations of Neem (Azadirachta indica) tree in Karachi, The Nation learnt on Tuesday. Informed sources revealed that chief minister Sindh secretariat communicated the finance department that regarding transfer of funds worth Rs7.722 million to CDGK for execution of ADP Scheme No 84 viz Establishment of Environmental and Aesthetic Plantations of Neem in Karachi, is cancelled/withdrawn, the office order said. It added that the same scheme will now be executed by Sindh governments own department instead of CDGK. The order mentioned that the decision to this effect was taken due to delay in the Neem trees plantation by the CDGK. The Sindh government had further directed the Forest and Wildlife department to accelerate the said scheme of Neem trees plantation so that the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari could be accomplished. The officer order copy regarding the cancellation of the funds has also been sent to additional chief secretary, planning and development department of Sindh government, DCO Karachi of CDGK, Secretary Finance department of Sindh Govt, Director General Parks CDGK and others, sources confirmed. In the light of ongoing confrontation between the two main allied parties of Sindh government, PPP and MQM, the cancellation of funds cannot be ruled out that how the political affairs are going between the two parties. It may be noted that Forest Department of CDGK was going to launch trees plantation campaign at Super Highway from the next week of February. In first phase, trees especially Neem tree would be planted from Tool Plaza at Super Highway, but this campaign has nothing to do with the ADP scheme 84, and the forest department of CDGK is planting the Neem trees at Super Highway on its own expenditures and to following the directives of the President, sources in the City government said. They said that during the first phase, City government would plant Neem trees at around one to two kilometers on both ways of Super Highway. The plan is to plant 10,000 Neem trees at Super Highway. The campaign would be in phases and during the first phase trees would be planted at both sides of the Super Highway towards Hyderabad, sources said.