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Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi grants approval to establish theme park in the safari zoo to provide quality recreational facilities 

Lahore, November 02, 2022 (PPI-OT):On the special direction of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi recreational facilities will be provided in the Lahore Zoo and the Safari Zoo and the decision to reorganize Lahore Zoo and Safari Zoo has been taken in this regard.

CM has also granted approval to establish a theme park in the Safari Zoo in order to provide quality recreational facilities to the children of a common man. CM disclosed that the Safari Zoo will be made a recreation place of an international level adding that South Asian and African theme zones will be established in the Safari Zoo.

He revealed that food courts will be established in the Lahore Zoo and the Safari Zoo in the forest environment and the food courts will remain open at night also.CM presided over a meeting in which a decision has been made to establish Zoo and Wildlife Management Authority in order to provide maximum recreational facilities to the children of the common man.

CM accorded approval to establish Zoo and Wildlife Management Authority and stated that the Zoo and Wildlife Management Authority will work for the construction and restoration of the zoo houses and safari zoos across Punjab. He highlighted that legislation will be done for setting up Zoo and Wildlife Management Authority and an Act will soon be presented in the Punjab Assembly for establishing this authority.

Joy land, tram structure and other facilities will be provided in the safari zoo and bird shows will also be organized in the Lahore Zoo for the interest of children. CM directed that the proposal to establish food courts on the 7 kanal land adjoining with the Lahore Zoo and Bagh-e-Jinnah will be reviewed adding that facilities will further be improved as well as made attractive in the zoos so that maximum number of people can come for recreation.

CM further directed that innovations like tiger tunnel should be introduced in the Safari Zoo adding that a ride history gallery should be established in the Lahore Zoo and Safari Zoo to provide awareness to the children about the history. He further directed that breeding of the birds should be reviewed in the Zoo and Safari Zoo.

He said that he directed to establish a master plan to provide better recreational facilities in the safari zoo during his previous tenure. Unfortunately, the PML-N government politicized this programme like many other projects. Shahbaz Sharif halted our every work which incurred loss to the national exchequer.

CM presided over a meeting at CMO today in which DG Wildlife gave him a briefing regarding Lahore Zoo and Safari Zoo. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former Principal Secretary GM Sikandar, former bureaucrat Shumail Ahmed Khawaja, Secretary Forests, Secretary Information, DG Wildlife, DGPR and concerned officials attended the meeting.

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