Senegal President plants sapling
Islamabad—Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Sheikh Anser Aziz Wednesday briefed Senegalese President Macky Sall about historic perspective of the Shakrparian garden, a unique place where foreign dignitaries plant saplings. Macky Sall, who planted a sapling of Pine tree, is the 130th foreign and second Senegal’s leader to plant a tree at the International Friendship Garden, Shakerparian, Islamabad.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA along with Member Environment and senior officers of the Authority were also present on this occasion.
Mayor briefed the foreign dignitary about the making of Capital Islamabad in this region and tradition of planting trees at this Memorial Garden of Shakarparian where the Federal Cabinet met to approve the Master Plan of the Federal Capital Islamabad. The tree plantation site named as International Friendship Garden is a unique place where the highest numbers of head of states and governments have planted trees as memento of their visit to the capital of Pakistan.
Furthermore, Authority is also planning to develop this place by establishing a gallery carrying the brief introduction and photographs of the dignitaries who planted the trees, he told.
Sheikh Anser Aziz said that lights will be installed in the area where dignitaries and leaders from other countries have planted trees. The map of Islamabad will be put to display which will be named Islamabad viewpoint, he further informed. Mayor apprised that for the first time in the history of Federal Capital, local body system was introduced and powers have been delegated to local representatives. He apprised that local government system will not only help involve local population in decision making process but also facilitate a better solution of public issues.
He further informed that in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif many new mega development ventures are being launched to make Islamabad a hub of business activities.
The Senegal’s President took a view of Islamabad from the historical place of Shakarparian and praised the natural beauty and greenery of the city.