KARACHI - Karachi Administrator, Sindh government Spokesperson and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Monday said that the restoration of parks is part of the plan to make Karachi a green and eco-friendly city.

“In connection with the restoration of 100 parks in Central district, Ibn-e-Insha Park has been renovated and opened to the public. The journey of construction and development of the city will continue, the administrator said this while addressing the opening ceremony of the newly renovated Ibn-e-Insha Park in North Nazimabad here.

Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi, Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Administrator district Central Taha Saleem and other officers were also present on the occasion. The administrator Karachi said that it is a big thing that Ibn-e-Insha Park is named after the well-known humorist and writer Ibn-e-Insha.

He said that there are educated people living in the Central district who love knowledge and literature. “It is hoped that the residents here will enjoy this beautiful recreational facility in the form of Ibn-e-Insha Park and continue to play their part in its protection,” he added.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that earlier 32 parks have been restored and handed over to the citizens in Central district and this is the 33rd park that has been completed under the Hundred Parks Project.

He said that earlier Bi Amma Park North Karachi, Farhan Shaheed Park Block-I North Nazimabad, Asif Shaheed Park Block-N North Nazimabad, Bagh-e-Mustafa Federal B Area, Park in North Karachi and other parks were opened for the public. He said that we are handing over the park to Baghban committees consisting of local people so that they can take care of the park in their own area. “28 Baghban committees have been formed in the city, which include people from every school of thought in the same area,” Wahab said, adding that in the places where these parks have been restored, there were previously garbage pits or parks in a dilapidated condition.

“The parks have been made lush and green and facilities for children and adults are provided so that people can enjoy the same close to their residence,” he added. He said that renovation and restoration projects of many parks have been completed in other districts of Karachi and the citizens have got a lot of facilities from it.

“All the new and old parks of Karachi are being given full attention and special instructions have been issued to the concerned department in this regard,” the administrator maintained. 

He said that the parks are named after eminent personalities who have served the city so that future generations will be aware of the achievements of the city’s heroes.