CDA chief tells Environment Wing to upgrade Marghzar Zoo


ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal has directed Environment Wing for up-gradation of Marghzar Zoo so that the people visiting the zoo could avail the best entertainment and amusement facilities. He further directed Environment Wing to adopt modern and scientific means for looking after the animals and birds and providing them conducive environment. He asked the Environment Wing to chalk out a comprehensive plan for induction of lion, cheetah and rare species of birds so that the Marghzar Zoo could be converted into a state-of-the-art zoo.On the directions of Chairman CDA, Member Environment, Syed Mustafain Kazmi visited Marghzar Zoo and asked the concerned officers to work out the proposals in line with the directions of Chairman CDA for up-gradation of Marghzar Zoo, adding that these proposals would be submitted to Chairman CDA for approval and commencement of work on the project. During his visit to Marghzar Zoo, Member Environment directed the concerned officers for necessary repair / maintenance of animal’s cages and tree plantation adjacent to the cages to meet the required environmental conditions for the animals. He also directed to improve the standard of food for the animals, directing that food for animals should be kept in hygienic conditions, while also directing the concerned officers to re-design the structure of zoo fountain, adding that tuck shops should also be designed according to CDA bylaws, while also further directing to re-structure the design of main entrance gate of zoo as well as landscaping of lawns in zoo with lush green grass and improvement in entry ticket system.The Member Environment also directed for provision of basic facilities and informative literature to the people, particularly the children about animals and birds; also asking the concerned formation to improve the sanitation system and tag the information with the cages of animals and birds for information of visitors, and asked zoo administration for repair and maintenance of fence adjacent to the main entry gate on war footings. Syed Mustafain Kazmi directed the zoo administration to chalk out a comprehensive up-gradation plan of Marghzar Zoo, which would be submitted to Chairman CDA so that the work on the plan could be started. 

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