ISLAMABAD - The Chrysanthemum & Autumn Flowers Show - 2012 opened at Rose & Jasmine Garden here on Friday.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with Islamabad Horticulture Society organised the three-day event. More than 100 varieties of flowers have been exhibited in the exhibition. More then 20 government, semi-government, NGOs and private organisations and individuals are participating in the 30th flowers show.

Chairman CDA, Syed Tahir Shahbaz inaugurated the event. Member Environment, Dr Kazim Niaz, and representatives of different public and private sectors were also present in the colorful event.

Speaking on the occasion, the chairman CDA said that flowers are the integral part of our life and every effort would be made to promote the culture of flowers in the city. The residents would be involved in the competitions and efforts for the promotion of environment and floriculture of the capital city.

The Chairman CDA said, “This year we have expanded this show by adding different varieties of flowers being exhibited in the chrysanthemum & autumn flowers show.” He assured to expand it further in the coming years by including other varieties of flowers in this annual event, adding that the purpose is to encourage the public participation in these exhibitions.

On this occasion the chairman was apprised that the show would continue for three days and prizes would be distributed among the winners of flowers exhibition.

Chairman CDA Syed Tahir Shahbaz visited different flower decorated stalls.

The organizations participating in this show are Capital Development Authority, Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), Pak PWD, Islamabad Club, Allama Iqbal Open University, CMH, PAF, Islamabad Club, Pakistan Air Force Hospital, National Highway Authority and Pakistan Motorway & Traffic Police and others.

Dr AQ Javed Iqbal, president of Islamabad Horticulture Society briefed Chairman CDA, about the efforts IHS for promoting floriculture in Islamabad.