Another New Park – Fateh Park, North Nazimabad

Yesterday, Naib Nazim Nasrin Jalil, inaugurated Fateh Park North Nazimabad, part of the CDGK drive to build more parks at a mohallah level. Other parks on the agenda are Jheel Park, Quaid Park Landhi, Aziz Bhatti and Hill Park. Fateh Park has a jogging track, walking path, canopies, lights,
beautiful fountains, benches, dustbins, flowery patches, shadow trees,
modern swings and slides etc.

Whats interesting about this park is not that it opened, but rather that it was one of the ‘freezed’ projects when the present city government took over.

Back in february, in a comment to Umar’s post, D0CT0r made the following observation about fateh park

only reason that i can think of for freezing of funds for these parks
by MQM is that they’re both started by Ex Nazim Naimutullah Khan.. and
his residence is walking distance from these parks…

Guess political rivalry doesn’t play much part here after all. As far as this blogger is concerned, “Daer aaye, durust aaye” has much more relevance.

29 Comments so far

  1. aaxz (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 1:25 pm

    Whats a modern swing?


  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    ever since my comment back in feb, development on this park continued at a snail pace and honestly i didn’t expected it to be compeleted anytime soon, just two weeks back the development of this park had come to a complete halt as their were rumors of freezing of funds or dissolution of city govt as demanded by opposition parties before elections and the contractor might have feared his money will get stuck, but surpringly during last 15 days extra labour force was hired and this park was finished within a span of just 15 days, this just demonstrate that if there is willingness from the top to get things done then even stuck projects can eventually see the light of day in no time


  3. JAY (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Nice post Man…. Keep up the good work.


  4. ali (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    ok well parks are a good thing, but i hope they give consideration to other things too, such as traffic, encroachments, environment that might be affected by/affect the park. i think we really need a cluster of trees right now instead of “maadran swings” to bundle up the pollution.


  5. Zee (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

    This just goes to tell you how brutely biased DOCTOR has been all his non-doctor life!


  6. Concerned (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

    Good, but wht abt all the other frozen projects, any updaate on those.


  7. MB (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    I think this CDGK has done well in developing local (mohalla) parks than previous NAZIM who was more into showing off than really doing something.

    There is a park at left from stadium towards CIVIC which is also beautiful and its been decorated well.

    Its important to develop these to lessen the pressure on bigger ones.


  8. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:50 am

    Parks = trees

    Trees = good

    Good (irrespective of who does it) = great :).

    Lets hope all these parks stay that way and are not converted into rat-holes (apartment buildings) 5 years from now.

    On a slightly critical note; could someone please tell me why the ppl in charge dont plant Trees in these parks!?? Especially local ones like Neem, Badaam etc etc.

    The clifton park (Is it bin qasim park??) has absolutely no trees.

    I remember asking the guy incharge why this is so & his response was
    “If we plant trees, that would encourage more ppl to come to the park. Some of these ppl will stay for too long and thats something we want to discourage”

    :s.


  9. Raza (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

    Parks are a good addition to the environment but what the city REALLY needs are more power plants! Imagine the shortage we’ll face next summer as they are already resorting to 1 hour load-shedding in winter!


  10. SELF (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    “Daer aaye, durust aaye””

    How? How is daer drust in this case?


  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 1:17 am

    ON THE OTHER HAND… in north nazimabad block A just opposite secondary board’s office, city govt highups(MQM) have leased out a portion of park/green area on main road to Pizza Hut and they’re erecting a steel structure on it..

    whereas just across the road in North Nazimabad block B just beside the bridge MQM highups have illegally occupied railway land and are building multistory 200+ luxry appartments whole project is worth almost Rs 2 billion .. besides that they’ve encroached upon a public basketball ground and are building a park exclusively for their prospective buyers .. this plot doesn’t even have a proper address and is situated just parallel to railway line and bridge and if a multistory structure is built so close to the bridge then there will be no room for future expansion…

    http://dawn.com/2007/12/02/letted.htm#7


  12. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 1:27 am

    There should be land left around all old bridges, current railway lines, major roads etc for future expansion. This is common sense and anyone not doing so should be taken to the other side of railway tracks….just kidding…but at least should be questioned!


  13. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    Picture: http://tinyurl.com/2wdfwn

    Reportedly governor sindh and MQM’s moneyman Ghauri are involved in that apartment project and they seem very eager to start construction on site…


  14. curious (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 2:14 am

    @DR,

    Just wondering What sources are reporting this? Plz let us know your source.
    Thanks


  15. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 3:31 am

    Is this fast food (junk food) place going to be in the middle of the road?
    Amazing!

    Besides that, I can understand one fast food or real food place in a park, because it can always be demolished later on in public interest..or under nazaryaa-e-zaroorat….but this building of high rise residential structures right next to a bridge is totally unacceptable. Kaha’n hai’n loge jinhai’n hind per naaz hae…kahan hae’n voh loge jo shore sharaba ghunda gardi kar rahay thay….kambakht vakeel etc….they should be protesting this…not protesting to pave the way for 3rd round of rule by Budnazir.
    Qadam barhao saathiyo’n, balma tumhaaray saath hae!


  16. Razi (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 4:05 am

    Fateh Park!? And new!!??

    This park has been around for decades….I do remember back in late 80s, it was a properly kept park with flowering plants, grass and all.


  17. Kalay-azaar (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    The Fateh Bagh project was initiated by the last Nazim Naimatullah, but he took this project up at the fag end of his term. He also started a project of the central park around Masjid-Alnoor located right in the middle of Block F, which still lies incompleted. Fateh bagh is nearly complete and being frequented by kids from the Kausar Niazi colony.
    A for the project besides the NN bridge, it will turn out to be a monstrosity, not only leaving no room for expansion of the bridge, but also adding to the traffic congestion at a very busy intersection.


  18. Zee (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    I think Doctor lives on feeding negative news about MQM. For him, MQM is the ONLY reason why Pakistan is far behind. You will NEVER see Doctor opposing any party but only MQM. This guy should be banned PERMANENTLY.


  19. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    mr. Zee, perhaps the person you are referring to as doctor has a problem. But, in this case, that is besides the point.
    IS there a building being built that will not leave room for any future expansion of the bridge. If so, it should be stopped. It has nothing to do with any political party. Pakistan is basically a corrupt and chore country. People of Pakistan are mostly liars and immoral, in their personal lives as well as in business. These things happen. But, this should be stopped.


  20. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    @zee am just amazed how you whine about negative image of MQM.. dude we’re not talking about some pious saint, we are talking about a known terrorist organization involved in land garbing,extortion,and murder of countless people.. renovating a park or two won’t really change the criminal mindset of top leadership, brutal murderers like Saleem Shahzad and Ashfaq chief have returned from london and filed nomination for NA seats.. now we’ll have murderers in assembly thanx to enlightened dictator and his NRO(reconciliation with corrupt and killers)


  21. Concerned (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 8:57 pm

    You can always count on Doctor to turn a pro MQM post into an anti-mqm post.

    Dude, one simple question would you prefer to have a corrupt/murderer who actually does something for khi, or a corrupt/murderer who just build his bank balance and does nothing to help your city?


  22. SELF (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    Doctor is a loyalist jamatiyya and even when he is telling the truth its due to bugz e muawiyya and not for hub e Ali.


  23. Balma (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    There is a front page article on MQM in Dec 5th Wall Street Journal.

    Can someone buy a razor for Farooq Sattar? He looks funny in the WSJ picture.

    Mostly interesting article, but some factual errors – I guess.
    I don’t think Altaf Hussain studied medicine. I guess he was a phramacy student (the hot field for US aspiring Pakistanis in 70’s).
    The article does talk about Altaf Hussain’s taxi driving days etc, so it is quite detailed.


  24. imran (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Balma,
    can you put a link for the article


  25. Balma (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 12:39 am

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119678840024113272.html?mod=todays_us_page_one

    Above is the link, but I doubt that one will be able to access the article without paid subscription. NYT is free online since their recent change of heart, and there is a rumor that Murdoch Chaachoo will make WSJ online free too, but no cigars yet.


  26. Ali (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 2:06 am

    i found the same article on http://democracticpakistan.blogspot.com/2007/12/heroes-in-democracy.html (you will have to scroll down)

    Google is helping us in becoming a better pakistani ;)


  27. Balma (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 3:04 am

    I wish WSJ will sue these ‘better Pakistani’ asses for cutting-&-pasting their article without any regard to copyrights :-)

    Democratic struggle bhee kar rahae hai’n, toe cheating say baaz nahi’n aatay.
    rug rug may beyimani bharee hae Pakistanio’n kay!


  28. Concerned (unregistered) on December 7th, 2007 @ 6:14 pm

    Good article by WSJ.

    MQM is the future, people need to get out of their ethnic mentalities and look at the bigger picture.

    They have done wonders for khi and I hope they will continue to do so.

    To the JI supporters, we are not about to let our city turn into Peshawer (you know wht I mean) so stop wasting ppls time.

    On a seperate note, I havent heard of too many mobile snatching in the past few months has this died down???


  29. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on December 9th, 2007 @ 4:44 am

    “I havent heard of too many mobile snatching in the past few months has this died down???”

    Nope. Just one of the many things we’ve become immune to :{



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