Islamabad: According to a recent news report, near the natural history museum, local officials have created a new tourist attraction with a lotus lake. Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Amer Ali Ahmed, inaugurated the ‘Family Park’ site on Sunday.

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On the Shakarparian Hills, there are no cement structures; instead, there are wooden benches and a few BBQ pits. The ceremony was attended by Rana Shakeel Asghar, the civic body’s member of finance, Naveed Tareen, the director general of the environment, Irfan Niazi, and other CDA officers.

According to sources, the 100-foot-long and 68-foot-wide lotus lake is presently being tested and will be filled with water in the coming days. A natural lotus lake with pink and white blooms surrounded the location. However, due to the construction of the Culture Complex in 2004-05, the lake’s size was lowered.

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Amer Ali Ahmed asked the CDA to build the lake and family park in the vicinity after gaining responsibility of the environment wing from the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad last month. The environment wing then created a park on almost ten acres with a lotus lake, wooden benches, and a grilling area. According to officials from the environment wing, a total of 20 trenches would be built.

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