LAHORE - The government is working on the projects of butterfly house in Jallo Park and greater Iqbal Park, Parks and Horticulture Director General Shakeel Ahmad said on Monday.

The purpose of establishing butterfly houses is to provide the people an opportunity to enjoy the company of beautiful butterflies and closely see this beautiful creature, Shakeel Ahmad told The Nation.

“It is in fact a rare project which will open a new chapter of horticulture.

“On the directives of the Punjab CM, the PHA has been working day and night to keep the city green. We have grown trees of fruits alongside the canal to call back those birds, which have left the city.”

Shakeel said the project of greater Iqbal Park was being completed with the cost of Rs 1.25 billion which would be state-of-art park while the area of this park had also been enhanced from 58 acres to 125 acres.

“The shrine of Hafeez Jalandhari, who wrote the national anthem, was also made prominent. A museum is also being established in which the pictures regarding Pakistan Movement will be hanged to make aware the young nation about how hardly our forefathers got this homeland.”

To a query regarding security arrangements of the parks, the DG replied: “Security cameras have been installed in both the parks to have a complete check and balance on the visitors. They also cover the surroundings of the parks which helped us to keep a vigilant eye on every corner of the parks.”