ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Tariq Mehmood Khan on Monday directed the departments concerned to rehabilitate all parks and roads and initiate work on various projects of landscaping and tree plantation in Islamabad.

He issued these directives while chairing a meeting on environment held at the CDA headquarters. CDA Member Environment Mazhar Hussain, Director General Dr Sheikh Suleman and the directors of parks, zoo and wildlife management, environment (East and West) and the Public Relations senior director were also present on the occasion.

Khan directed the Parks Directorate to make all-out efforts to ensure cleanliness and maintenance of all the city parks. “Faulty Marry-go-rounds, slides and other related accessories installed at the parks to provide entertainment facilities to children should be replaced with the new ones,” he said.

The chairman directed the directorate to submit him report on conditions of the parks on a daily basis. He said recently upgraded Bara Dari at F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park was pulling a good number of visitors.

Khan also directed the relevant officials to arrange musical programme on the premises of recreational picnic spots. He also called for replacement of pollen allergy causing trees with fruit trees. “It is our prime duty to plant maximum saplings, as trees are lungs of the Earth,” he said.

He requested the citizens to cooperate with the authority in development of a green and environment-friendly city. He asked the directorate to establish more public parks in the city. He said two more public toilets would be constructed at Saidpur Model Village.

He directed the Environment Directorate to initiate attractive landscaping and plant maximum seedlings on the sites of mega projects after their completion.

Sorce: Daily Times