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  Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed directed concerned officials to complete renovation works of Karachi zoo.  
  Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Monday directed concerned officials to complete renovation works of Karachi zoo at the earliest and said that more delay would not be tolerated. The Administrator passed these remarks during his emergent visit to Karachi Zoo here. He said that uplift works were initiated in April 2017 with a cost of Rs 391 million but the same are not completed yet. Senior Director Culture and Sports Syed Khursheed Shah, Director KMC Mansoor Qazi, Director Karachi Zoo Khalid Hashmi, XEN Amir Qureshi and others were also present on the occasion. Ahmed directed to complete cages for gerrafes, rhinoceros and ostriches. He also passed directives for auctioning of entrace to the zoo so that revenue of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation could be increased. On the occasion, the Administrator was informed that 95 per cent of the works under Rehabilitation and Improvement Program are completed. He was informed that works for 2300 square feet outside wall, water tanks, toilets and gates have been completed. The Administrator also directed Zoo management to shift bear to other suitable cell. He said that Karachi Zoo is a historical place where a large number of foreign dignitaries also visited. The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation had honoured different foreign dignitaries by inviting and hosting them at Mughal Garden of the Zoo. Ahmed said that a large number of people come to Karachi Zoo and they should be provided all possible facilities. He also asked the citizen not to pay any amount other than entry fee and lodge complaint to Administrator Secretariat in case of over charging. The Administrator said that the purpose of zoos is to make and feel the people love animals and birds. He also directed the Zoo management to especially take care of feed of the animals and birds as well provision of medical facilities to them. Ahmed directed that special care should be made for Mughal Garden, Elephant House, Snake House and Mumtaz Begum House of Karachi Zoo. He said that 40-year old market near Karachi zoo was removed just to provide healthy environment to animals and birds.  
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