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KMC’s parks department pruning trees before monsoon rainfalls

June 12, 2021

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) parks and horticulture department has started trimming and pruning work of old trees and sapling plantation on roads and arteries before the monsoon season hits the city.

The branches of the trees should be trimmed so that they do not obstruct the traffic, KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed Khan directed the parks department. According to a statement issued by the KMC, the staff of the parks and horticulture department was working at Sharae Faisal, Kidney Hill Park, Aziz Bhatti Park, Shaheed Millat Road, University Road and other places. Civil society and various welfare organisations, including Faizan Global Relief Foundation, NED University of Engineering and Technology and Rotary International, were also assisting the KMC in this regard.

Ahmed said trees that had grown disorderly on the sides of the roads or green belts should be pruned immediately. "Tree plantation should be done in accordance with the basic principles of horticulture and priority be given to plant those trees which create a beautiful and lush green environment," the administrator directed.