Rawalpindi - The residents of Rawalpindi Cantt have decried the apathy of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board’s (GCB) Garden Branch for not carrying out plantation under monsoon tree plantation started recently with a lot of fanfare. Anwar Ali, a resident of Kashmir Road, told this agency that he had requested the RCB to carry out plantation in various areas around Saddar to provide the area residents and commuters a healthy environment in area being polluted by ever increasing smoke pollution of vehicles in the areas commercial hub,

He said the plantation seemed to be only on paper as nothing was seen on ground.

He had pointed out a number of open spaces where dozens of trees could be planted. The lethargy of RCB Garden Superintendent could be gauged from the fact that he is neither is found in office nor attends the mobile phone other than those of the RCB high-ups. The tax paying residents demanded stern action by the concerned.

Numerous attempts to contact the RCB Chief Executive Officer were a futile exercise.