Governor visits Botanical Garden - 12/09/07



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A modern and fully equipped Centre for Plant Conservation will be established at the University of Karachi with the financial assistance from the Sindh Government.  This was declared by the Governor Sindh and Chancellor University of Karachi Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan while inaugurating the country’s first Botanic Garden at the Campus of the University of Karachi this evening. He said the Government is paying attention to projects that help in the preservation of nature. Governor referred to various projects of rehabilitation of parks and recreation spots in the city and said these are essential if we have any love for the nature. The Dr Ebad praised the VC for his efforts and appreciated the botanical garden project.

The Vice Chancellor speaking on the occasion thanked the governor for his support in materializing the dream of this garden. He said “The relation of man and Nature is an age-long one. Whenever man goes back to Nature the pleasure and harmony is felt within” he opined. He made in tongue-in-cheek remark about the people who think that this would probably be a public park of some sort. He clarified that the Karachi University Botanic Garden is only meant for those who want to conduct research of some sort on the plants, however, student of various institutions will be invited to observe what kind of plants Pakistan has.

Dr Mohammad Qaisar in his address of welcome said that this garden will prove vital in the research on flora of Pakistan. “This is the first University to have such a garden, one of its kind in Pakistan, and will conduct the documented study of the collected plant species”.

Spread over an area of 35 acres more than two thousand species of plants have been grown at the garden in their natural environment. For this purpose tropical and temperate houses have been set up at the Garden. In the temperate house, temperature of cold mountainous regions has been provided.

The entire garden has been developed with the treated water supplied from the sewerage Treatment Plant, specially set up within the Campus.



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