KARACHI - Deputy Mayor Karachi Dr Arshad Vohra said on Tuesday that close friendly relations between China and Pakistan provided an opportunity to the Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in various sectors in Pakistan, especially in Karachi where the prospects are brighter. Talking to a delegation, which called on him at his office, the deputy mayor said China was already making investments in different sectors in Pakistan, and Karachi was no exception. Matters of bilateral interest were discussed during this detailed meeting.

Director Katchi Abadies FA Khalid Mahmood and other officers were also present during the meeting.

Meanwhile, Vohra has expressed his displeasure over the mushroomed growth of encroachments and substandard facilities for citizens at Safari and Hill Parks.

He ordered production of files of different works and also cancelled the public auction of eight different works, which was planned to be held at Safari Park on October 19.

During an unscheduled visit to Safari Park along with Municipal Commissioner Dr Badar Jameel and other officers he took notice of the absence of director of the park in his office.

He said Safari Park was a recreational spot where citizens came along with their families. “Therefore it should have better facilities,” he underscored. He also expressed annoyance over the closed enclosure for elephants and ordered removal of encroachments from the land reserved for the park. 

The deputy mayor also visited the Hill Park and Azeez Bhatti Park and instructed DG Parks to prepare a comprehensive strategy for preventing growth of encroachments in these parks.

He also took notice of irregularities in parks’ affairs, and directed the concerned officials not to allow anyone to set up any stall in the parks without permission.