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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.