To enhance the city’s aesthetic appeal and recreational spaces, the Director General (DG) of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Rawalpindi, Ahmad Hassan Ranjha, revealed that the authority is fully committed to utilizing all available resources to make Rawalpindi clean, green, and more enjoyable for its residents.
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DG Ahmad Hassan Ranjha shared that a directive has been issued to relevant authorities to expedite the ongoing renovation and beautification projects across all parks in the city. The emphasis is on completing these initiatives within the shortest possible timeframe to swiftly enhance the city’s public spaces.
Efforts are underway, Ranjha stated, to address various aspects of park infrastructure, including the repair of faulty lights, swings, walking tracks, and overall improvement in park security. PHA officers have been specifically instructed to ensure the provision of top-notch recreational facilities for the public, aligning with the authority’s commitment to creating spaces that promote community well-being.
Highlighting the broader vision, DG Ahmad Hassan Ranjha outlined the PHA’s dedication to environmental sustainability. The authority is actively working to reduce air pollution and increase greenery in the city. Ranjha informed that the PHA has been planting a significant number of saplings, with a particular focus on parks and green belts across Rawalpindi.
Providing an overview of the parks under PHA Rawalpindi’s care, Ranjha stated, “We maintain a total of 53 parks, including four prominent public parks: Allama Iqbal Park, Rawal Road Park, Liaquat Bagh, and Potohar Parks.” He highlighted that these major parks witness an average daily footfall ranging from 1500 to 2000 visitors, with numbers soaring to 4000 to 5000 on weekends.
DG Ranjha expressed his vision for further development, stating, “More green areas are being developed, and beautification projects are underway in different areas of the city.” He added that the PHA is actively seeking collaboration with private companies and sponsors to improve Murree Road, envisioning a more vibrant and environmentally friendly thoroughfare.
As Rawalpindi moves forward in its journey towards a cleaner, greener future, the PHA, under the leadership of DG Ahmad Hassan Ranjha, remains dedicated to creating an urban landscape that enhances the quality of life for its residents.