Islamabad - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Maroof Afzal has directed the concerned formations of the authority to beautify, decorate and revamp the surroundings and connecting routes of the venue of Pakistan Day Parade, Parade Avenue.

The chairman CDA passed these directions while chairing a meeting held at CDA headquarters to review the arrangements of upcoming Pakistan Day parade. He said that entire city should be taken up for further enhancing its beauty.

The chairman directed the concerned formations of the authority to carry out necessary repair and maintenance of the connecting routes particularly Islamabad Expressway. He directed for immediate repair and up gradation of footpaths along the avenues around the venue.

He further directed to make all the streetlights operational on the Expressway after necessary repair and maintenance. For beautification, the connecting avenues and surroundings of the venue, chairman directed the environment wing to plant colourful flowers and decorate the median strips with different varieties of flowers and fascinating landscapes to be carried out along these roads.

Chairman also directed to decorate all entry-points and major roads with different varieties of flowers so that guests who would come to observe the Pakistan Day Parade from the other parts of the country could be welcomed in a more beautiful Islamabad. He directed to take all the nurseries of Islamabad on board, so that entire city could be decorated magnificently to celebrate our national day.

Maroof Afzal further directed to refurbish the Quaid-e-Azam portrait installed along the Expressway and directed the concerned formations to lit it after making it fully operational. He said that focus should be given to the quality of work so that it could be made a permanent feature of the federal capital.

He directed to utilize all available resources so that dignities, state guests and other spectators of Pakistan Day Parade would be facilitated in a better way.

He said that not only the venue of Parade but also the whole city should be decorated with beautiful and colourful plants and to up grade and maintain all the roads and avenues of the city.