CM Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has announced a ban on public gatherings in Greater Iqbal Park that included Minar-e-Pakistan after it arisen that frequent activists damaged plants at the park.
The plantation at Greater Iqbal Park was destroyed following a PTI public gathering, resulting in losses of Rs5 million to the provincial exchequer, according to a meeting convened by Hamza Shahbaz.
“Using a historic park for the public rallies is inappropriate,” Hamza Shahbaz said that while going to impose a ban on any sort of public gatherings at the Minar-e-Pakistan.
Furthermore, the chief minister of Punjab rejected a plan to impose an entrance fee to visitors to the Greater Iqbal Park, stating that it was a park for people of all walks of life and that no entry price would be allowed.
He stated, “Such an item should not even be brought before the meeting.”
It’s important to remember that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dedicated the bigger Iqbal Park in Lahore in 2016.
The development of the Iqbal Park has been included in the stretch of Circular Road between both the park and Lahore Fort. The restoration of the Minar-e-Pakistan, which is located inside the park, is also part of the project.
The 125-acre park is nearly totally surrounded by Lahore’s old city, where tourists may relax on rolling lawns and watch dancing fountains with colourful lights.