Nasir Shah visits Zoo, reviews development work

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Minister suspends parking lot in-charge on complaints of overcharging


Observer Report

Provincial Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah visited the Karachi Zoo on Sunday over complaints of overcharging of parking fee.

He was accompanied by Special Assistant Wildlife Bangal Khan Mahar, Administrator KMC Laiq Ahmed, Chief Conservator Wildlife Javed Mehr and others.

The minister suspended the in-charge of parking lot over finding misdoing. He ordered to arrest the other persons involved in corrupt practice.

He directed for improvement in the zoo’s entry point and for digitizing tickets.

The minister said that entry fees should not be raised and the income of the zoo should rationalized.

Talking to reporters after the visit, he said development work in progress at the zoo has been completed on PC1.

“We strive to provide citizens with a better environment for recreation. We are starting a big project very soon. The government is going to build a safari park on a thousand acres.”

The minister said that the existing safari park has been improved, adding, I am not 100% satisfied with the development work at the zoo but the work has been done.

One project has been completed at the zoo, others are about to start soon.Nasir Shah said he had taken notice of the Aladdin Park case.

There were complaints on social media He said Crores of rupees have been given by the Sindh Chief Minister for the salaries and pensions of KMC employees.

A committee has been formed to increase the sources of income of the local council, which has held four meetings.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sindh to increase the resources of the local council.

The minister during the tour of the zoo directed that if the bear does not have access to a natural environment, move it to the natural environment with the help of the Wildlife Department.

He also visited the elephant stand. The minister for local government was told that elephants and bears had no problem. The minister ordered to take a blood sample of the bear

Nasir Shah checked the food items found in the shops by the Food Authority and ensure that the food items are hygienic.