Recreational facilities imperative amid Covid situation: Laiq


Administrator Karachi Laiq Ahmed on Wednesday said that citizens were suffering from frustration and depression due to the worrisome Covid-19 situation and it was important to provide them with as many recreational facilities as possible.

Renovation of all parks in Karachi and availability of other facilities should be ensured so that citizens could have a better time in these parks with their families, the Administrator said this on the occasion of a surprise visit to Jheel Park Tariq Road.

Senior Director Coordination Khalid Khan, Director Parks Junaidullah Khan, Chief Engineer District East and other officers were also present on the occasion.

Ahmed inspected various parts of the park and ordered immediate construction of the outer wall which has fallen from several places.

He said that the JheelPark was one of the old parks of Karachi and means of providing recreational facilities to the large population of the surrounding areas.

“In the evenings, a large number of citizens come to this park to spend their leisure time, so this place should be made as good as possible,” he added.

The Administrator said that trees planted in the parks were helpful in improving the environment, directing to plant more and more trees including the ancient trees of Karachi, namely, papaya, jasmine, jungle jalebi, coconut and palm.

Ahmed said that a continuous tree plantation campaign was being carried out in the city by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and now this campaign was also being run in collaboration with the civil society.

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