Islamabad - Radio Pakistan and Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Monday collectively secured first position in Rose Festival, organised by National Horticulture Society.

On the occasion, Member Environment CDA Syed Mustafain Kazmi was the chief guest. While addressing the participants of the Rose Festival, he said that in line with the directions of Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, the environment wing is planting indigenous species of flowers and fruit plants in the federal capital to further enhance its beauty and green cover.

Kazmi said that during the current spring plantation drive in the city, the CDA ensured maximum participation of citizens and other government and non-government organisations. He appreciated the efforts of National Horticulture Society for organising a successful festival and ensured the society of full cooperation.

On this occasion, Chairman of National Horticulture Society Mansoor Ali Khan apprised that 66 institutions including Radio Pakistan, Canadian High Commission, CMH, Air University, Islamabad Club and PWD have participated in the rose festival. He thanked the CDA and said that CDA has always encouraged National Horticulture Society and extended its cooperation. He said that National Horticulture Society in collaboration with CDA would not only organize such colourful events but would also play its due role in beautification of Islamabad.

During the Rose Festival, Radio Pakistan and CMH have collectively stood first and Islamabad Club secured second position. The rose festival was inaugurated by the Japanese ambassador.