KARACHI: Rehabilitation project of parks and playgrounds in District Central is being run quite successfully under patron ship of Dr. Asim Hussain, former Petroleum Minister and a leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party. This programme is initiated by him through a public-private partnership financially, without involving government funds. People of various localities have expressed their gratitude for such amasing development work and welcomed efforts of Dr. Asim Hussain. A spokesman of DMC Central informed this scribe that so far out of hundred parks projected initiative 30 parks are already restored in District Central. Deputy Commissioner Central Taha Saleem is implementing this project quite successfully. He has distributed work through each and every union councils and Mohallah Baghban Committees. Many grounds were badly deserted but now their previous status has been restored, he said.
In November last Supreme Court had also directed Karachi Development Authority to restore all parks and playgrounds across metropolis besides taking action against buildings constructed at nullahs. Supreme Court Karachi Registry heard case related to restoration of KDA parks and playgrounds. Top court giving its ruling directed Karachi Development Authority to restore all parks and playgrounds across metropolis. Court also directed to immediately end occupation of public parks by KDA.The authority was also ordered to fully restore the New Karachi playground within three months. During the hearing, the KDA director-general (DG) told the top court that children had expressed happiness over the restoration of the New Karachi public park.