Botanical Garden to promote soft image of Pakistan: Shahbaz Sharif

Lahore, July 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that first botanical garden of its kind has been set up in Jallo Park which is unique in the country. He said that the project will result in recreation as well as educational and research facilities. He said that soft image of Pakistan will also improve with the setting up of the botanical garden and tourism will flourish. He said that comprehensive planning should be made to run this project on permanent basis so that it is not interrupted with the change of government.

He was addressing a video conference at Civil Secretariat, here today. The meeting reviewed the measures for future planning of the botanical garden. The Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to employ guides in the botanical garden for the benefit of tourists and best lighting arrangements should also be made in the garden for the night. He said that all steps should be outsourced so that excellent facilities could be provided to the tourists.

He said that system of botanical garden will have to be run in a professional manner so that it could last for a long time. The Chief Minister while issuing instructions for the setting up Punjab Botanical Garden Authority said that this authority will look after the project. He directed that framework should be evolved for setting up the authority.

He said that immediate steps should be taken for the establishment of education and research centres in the botanical garden. DG Walled City Lahore Kamran Lashari, Vice Chairman PHA Iftikhar Ahmed, Secretary Local Government, Secretary Housing, Commissioner Lahore Division, DCO Lahore, DG Punjab Horticulture Authority, MD NESPAK and concerned officials attended the meeting at Civil Secretariat through video link.

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