Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) to grow Asia’s largest Miyawaki urban forest over an area of 100 kanals in China Park near Saggian Bridge by planting 112,500 indigenous trees and shrubs.

In a statement, the chief minister said such urban forests would also be developed at 15 other places in Lahore to grow a total of 292,500 trees.

He said 58,000 trees would be planted over an area of 50 kanals in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park while another 58,000 trees would be grown over 50 kanals in Township. Some 13,500 trees would also be planted at 12 kanal land of Township nursery, he added.

Similarly, he said, Miyawaki urban forests would also be developed at C-Block Sabzazar, Ganj Sarkar Sabzazar, Qaddafi Park (Gulshan-i-Ravi), Saggian Interchange, Rustam Park (Gulshan-i-Ravi), Karim Park Golbagh near Data Darbar, side 1 and 2 of Mahmood Booti, Green Town, Mustafa Bhatti Park, Kashmir Park and Khalid Butt Park of Township.

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