ISLAMABAD – The soft landscaping of the capital city would be transformed on modern lines and new varieties of flowers would be introduced to help enhance the beauty of the federal capital, said Chairman Capital Development Authority.

“Flowers are the most attractive gift of nature, which make the life of individuals charming and depict the aesthetic of the residents,” Syed Tahir Shahbaz said this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of the Autumn Flowers Show - 2012 organised by CDA in collaboration with Islamabad Horticultural Society.

He said the green character, beautiful landscape, and colourful flowers are the hallmark of Islamabad, which make it unique in the modern capitals of the world. The CDA chief said the flowers are the part and parcel of our life as they add beauty and fragrance to our gardens, homes as well lives.

Tahir Shahbaz directed the Environment Wing of the Authority to increase the number of sapling of flowering plants during spring and monsoon tree plantation campaigns.

He also stressed for focusing on indigenous species of trees, as it will further beautify the city in harmony with the climate condition of the city. The chairman said the Authority was endeavouring to plant environment friendly new indigenous varieties of flowers and trees on the highways, roads, bridges and green areas.

He said that the increased participation of the private sector in the flowers exhibition reflects the efforts of the people from different walks of life who really care for the environment.

Syed Tahir Shahbaz distributed prizes and trophies amongst the winners of the three days flowers show. In large institution category, CDA secured first position and Pak PWD stood second. In small institution category, Combined

Military Hospital (CMH) got first position while Allama Iqbal Open University got second position.

Apart from this, prizes were also distributed among the individual participants and amateur gardeners contesting in the flowers show. In the category of the government residences, Deputy Director General Municipal Administration CDA, Mansoor Ahmad Khan secured first position.