Karachi, November 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said the name of Karachi Zoo being changed into the Zoological and Botanical Garden. The zoo provides recreation facility to 99 percent city population. Besides recreation, education and information about wild life was also provided here for kids and adults. Citizens of Karachi should visit the zoo with their family. He said this while talking to media representatives on a visit of Karachi Zoo on Friday. Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, chairman recreation committee of city council Hanif Surti and other KMC officers were also present on this occasion.
Mayor Karachi said that the first phase of development works in Karachi Zoo would complete in December and the second phase would involve the purchase of new big captives for zoo besides carrying out more development. He said that the zoo has now become much better for visitors. The boundary wall has been completed and more facilities provided for students of wild life and botany. He also appealed to the people to refrain from pasting advertisements on the zoo boundary wall and cooperate with KMC in maintaining the beauty of the Karachi Zoo.
Mayor Karachi also inspected the art pieces that had been recently displayed in the zoo in connection with the international art exhibition in Karachi. He said that such exhibitions would continue in future too. Replying to a query he said that the cleanliness campaign was a temporary solution of the problem and the permanent solution lies in the revert to the solid waste removal and dispose off system used in the city ten years ago.
All garbage generated in the city must be dispatched to the landfill sites on daily basis so that the city could be kept clean and germs free and for this the district municipal administration should be given resources which were doing this previously. He said that the sewerage line system laid in the city for 10 Lac people was now used by about 30 million citizens of Karachi. In order to bring improvement we need to overhaul the whole sewage infrastructure of Karachi.
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