LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif visited Allama Iqbal International Airport and various parts of the Lahore Ring Road here on Saturday. He was given a detailed briefing on horticulture work at the Airport and LRR and provision of facilities to passengers. He directed the Airport management, Nespak and the PHA to chalk out a plan within 48 hours with mutual consultation regarding horticulture work on Airport, attractive landscape and provision of more facilities to the passengers. MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Commissioner and DCO Lahore, DG Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) and Airport Manager were also present. The CM said the Airport was the gateway to the provincial capital and all possible steps were being taken to enhance its beauty. The quality infrastructure is vital and the Punjab government attaches priority to infrastructure development. The culture of horticulture, landscaping and tree plantation has been promoted in all the development projects, he said, adding that the LRR project had boosted economic activities and provided better communication facilities and environment to local and foreign tourists. He said the project was causing positive impact on the development of the country and it was a fine example of construction and horticulture work. He added that the Punjab government would provide all possible cooperation in horticulture work and provision of better facilities and environment to passengers at the Airport. He further directed that the vacant land adjacent to Lahore Airport be developed into children parks. He praised PHA DG Abdul Jabbar Shaheen for exquisite horticulture work on the LRR and said the quality of work was no less than that of developed countries. Later, the CM visited different parts of the LRR without any security protocol and inspected the horticulture work. Traffic flow was as usual during the visit.