Rawalpindi: According to news reports, Punjab Provincial Minister for Housing Asad Khokhar opened Mayawaki forest in Allama Iqbal Park in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed on Wednesday (November 03). He said the park is one of 20 Mayawaki forest projects now being constructed in Rawalpindi, and that several more will be developed in various provincial districts.

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According to the minister, the park would be a pleasant environmental improvement that will provide citizens with a healthy entertainment spot. According to him, the forest is being cultivated in order to support local and indigenous plant species, which will also offer food for the birds.

Director General (DG) Zaheer Anwar Jappa of the Rawalpindi Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) announced on the occasion that the forest will contain 20,000 to 25,000 plants of various fruit and timber kinds.

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He also informed the minister about the authority’s attempts to improve the city’s appearance through a planting initiative. According to the minister, the programme is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s goal of a Clean and Green Pakistan, and it will have long-term consequences for Pakistan’s ecology.

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