Sindh Forest Department has declared Bundal and Buddo islands as the property of the province, ARY News reported on Saturday.
A summary has been sent to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for onward approval from the provincial cabinet and issuance of notification to the effect.
Bundal and Buddo islands in Karachi have a territory of 3,000 acres and 8,000 acres respectively, according to the summary.
“The area of the two islands was declared as protective forest under an act of law in 1958.”
“Both islands are property of the Sindh forest department,” the summary read. “The Ministry of Port and Shipping or the federal government have no lawful claim on these islands.”