CM announces establishment of Zoo

PESHAWAR: KhyberPakhtunkhawa (KPK) Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak Friday announced a mega project for establishing a Zoo here besides approving the place and asked for immediate release of Rs 50 million in this regard.

The Zoo will be established at 29 acres vast land of Range Management Peshawar Garden of Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) adjacent to Peshawar University.

It is worth mentioning that Lahore Zoo is covered at 25 acres area and Peshawar Zoo will be bigger than it.

The KPK Wildlife (WL) department has been also tasked for arrangement of variety of wildlife species from all over the world for Peshawar Zoo.

An agreement has also been inked between the Chief Conservator WL and DG PFI for best and attractive arrangements for visitors and tourists in the Zoo, access opportunities will also be provided to the teachers and students of Wildlife for research activities.

Source: APP