Bagh-e-Ibn-Qasim Opening

Bagh e Ibn Qasim (reported on earlier here) quite possibly the largest man-made park in Pakistan, is set to be inaugurated tomorrow (Tuesday) by the president. It is estimated that 10 million people would be using the park annually.

At Rs. 10 per adult, and rs. 5 per child, the City govt stands to literally make millions from this investment! Not to mention all the rent they’ll get from the various attractions in the park and food joints.

I’ve been going by this park at night, and it is absolutely breathtaking! I hope the people of karachi will let it remain like that. Other parks (zamzama park, beach park, nisar shaheed park and aunty park etc) have shown that they can survive defacement, wishing this one gets the same treatment.

14 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

    The President is in town TOMMORROW

    RUN

    I agree its a breath-taking view at night – and for all this time hundreds of lights remained on at night and NO ONE was allowed to step in and enjoy the massive park.

    Brilliant Bureaucrats at work yet again


  2. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

    i doubt its from CDGK, i think its from Clifton Cantt. Please correct me.

    Some of the lights used in the Park are solar powered.


  3. Zainub (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    If they’re solar powered that’s excellent news, but I agree with Teeth Maestro, we need to get over this VIP culture we have here, the park has has been ready for us for a while now, all lit up beautifully, I feel like going there every time I go out for a practice drive in those parts, but no – until and unless it gets “officially” opened by Mushy in front of half a dozen media personel, you can’t get in. Madness.


  4. Adnan K (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    where exactly is this park located? sounds like a great addition.


  5. Adnan K (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 1:28 am

    ignore the last query. i saw the picture. looks nice. on a similar location note. does funland not exist anymore???


  6. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 9:16 am

    Looks like our president has got nothing to do in his office except inaugurating projects


  7. JayJay (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 9:50 am
  8. Zag (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 10:14 am

    Actually from far it looks like that park has been ready for quite sometime, but i actually went inside during day time a couple of weeks ago and it wasn’t even close to being ready…. the only thing ready were the lights that were installed…. and i was left wondering how will they get this huge park ready in time for inaguration. I guess they have some magic lamp…

    The funland has been restored again inside the park, the rides are there and working…


  9. Zag (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    Maybe, just maybe they were testing the lights and wiring cuz they don’t want the KMB authors raising a ruckus if some of the lights went out the first week after the park is opened. After all, they have stopped turning on all the lights for the last few weeks now.


  10. Zag (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    Maybe, just maybe they were testing the lights and wiring cuz they don’t want the KMB authors raising a ruckus if some of the lights went out the first week after the park is opened. After all, they have stopped turning on all the lights for the last few weeks now.


  11. Kashif (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 10:59 am

    Anybody experienced the daily traffic jam on clifton bridge due to recent ‘tight security’ at US consulate? The queue cross the bridge and cars move inch by inch across the bridge as efficient security personnel literally allow a car at a time to pass in front of the consulate.


  12. mansoor (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    zag: thats precisely what i was thinking… the lights being tested. If you look at it from the beach park side, there still remains a lot to be done…

    they even installed the two gates very recently.


  13. F. AHMED (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

    is it the one which starts from the kothari paradi and goes downhill till the clifton beach? almost a year and a half ago i saw cattle grazing there.

    i haven’t been to karachi for 8 months now! my house is in ph-6 but don’t get much of a chance to visit it often.

    immortal2001@hotmail.com


  14. Nazir Siddiqui (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    Well the park, no doubt is a good addition to the city of karachi. if its not just meant for VIP’s. Its the middle class people and the local people which makes the backbone of the country. The other thing is people go to beaches to enjoy beach in its natural landscape. No artificial things are required, Only sand and waves and the cool breeze blowing accross.



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