The first phase of the Karachi Urban Forest scheme, ARY News reported on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutton Zardari.
On both sides of the Lyari Expressway from Mauripur Road to Sohrab Goth, Karachi Urban forest is being cultivated.
10,000 Sapota saplings (Sapota or Sapodilla plum) from Chikoo (Chiko) will be planted along Lyari River in the first process. Sheesham, Sumbal and Babul (acacia).
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, provincial minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Murtaza Wahab and others attended the inaugural ceremony.
Earlier, Nasir Shah, Sindh’s minister for local government and forests while announcing the project, had vowed to ensure only environment-friendly trees plantation in the proposed urban forest.
He told the media that the project has been initiated according to the vision of the PPP chief, and that the first phase of the project will be initiated at the bank of the Lyari River, while the second phase of the urban forest will be planted along the Malir River.