KARACHI - Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said on Monday that renovation and restoration of parks managed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had started and these historical parks would soon be opened for public after completion of these works.

He said KMC was using its own resources, including engineers and labour for their renovation and restoration in order to preserve them.

He was talking to the media during his visit to ST-5 Clifton, which is now being converted into Pakistan’s first road safety park.

He was accompanied by the parliamentary leader in city council Aslam Afridi, parks committee chairman Khurram Farhan, land committee chairman Arshad Hassan, director design SM Taha, director municipal Services Nauman Arshad, director technical SM Shakaib, SSP Traffic South Aijaz Shaikh, SSP Traffic Korangi Aijaz Hashmi, DSP Traffic Clifton Mohammad Tahir and other officers on this occasion.

The mayor further said it was essential to increase the number of trees and plants in the city to deal with the air pollution and save the citizens from various diseases.

He said KMC had already started a tree plantation campaign in the city and so far thousands of plants had been planted in different parks , including Amir Khusro Park, Bagh Ibne Qasim, KPT Flyover and alongside Sharae Faisal, Korangi Main Road and in other areas of Karachi.

He said the traffic police was fully cooperating with the KMC and awareness in public about road safety rules and other such rules would be provided in this park.

He said the elected local government leadership was fulfilling the people’s expectations.

He also directed the parks committee to survey all the parks and submit the report on their rehabilitation and renovation.

 

Our Staff Reporter