CDA spends Rs 83m on Murgzar Zoo

Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA), has spent around Rs 83 millions on animals of the Margazar Zoo during last three fiscal years. According to documents available, the civic body has spent Rs 83 million amount on feeding, food and medicines of animals in Islamabad Zoo, it is pertinent to mention here the various cages of animals are empty from last six years. The detail of funds allocated for this purpose is 2013-2014 Rs 30 millions, 2014-2015 Rs 40 millions and 2015-2016 Rs 13.200 millions.
Marghazar Zoo that is considered as an important recreational spot for the visitors and children in the federal capital is loosing its attraction due to decreasing number of mammals and attractive species. At present, the various cages of the animals like lions, tigers and leopards, brown bear, crocodile are empty. A number of people across the country daily visit the capital zoo but their response remain unsatisfactory when they see the empty cages there. Capital Development Authority (CDA) claim to re-vamp the zoo with the cooperation of World Wildlife Funds (WWF) but no action was taken in this regard. —APP

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