Cartoon: 27 February, 2020

Zahoor's Cartoon
Zahoor's Cartoon

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Tamza
Feb 27, 2020 08:30am
Years ago, at a university hall in London, inspection showed the top beam holding up roof frame needed to be replaced. It was cut from a tall tree, and to maintain structural and architectural integrity it had to be one piece. Upon checking engineers tracked down a document which noted that a sapling had been planted. The hope was that by the time replacement was needed the sapling would have grown to be used. That document gave location of the sapling; indeed the tree was perfect for the replacement beam. Forward thinking. There was a period of about seven hundred years between the original construction and the repair work. This 'cartoon' shows how much damage has been done all over Pakistan [and many other countries] with uncontrolled clear-cutting. Patience and dedication is needed. We need to get a culture of maintenance and upgrades into the system - for forests, building, roads, bridges, airports etc.
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Mir
Feb 27, 2020 09:33am
What happened to millions of trees planted by IK?
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Joe K
Feb 28, 2020 01:46am
What is the point?
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