LAHORE: Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park suffered a loss of approximately Rs8 million due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Minar-e-Pakistan rally held a day earlier, Daily Information Times reported on Sunday.
Parks & Horticulture Authority Lahore (PHA) has started a survey for the damages in the park and estimated the loss to be around Rs12 million. However, the final report will be issued by March 27 (tomorrow).
Moreover, due to the rally, most of the parks and small plants of the Greater Iqbal Park were destroyed, while the locks installed on the gates by the PHA administration were also broken by the participants of the rally.
According to Javed Hamid, project director of Greater Iqbal Park, the PTI had caused a loss of Rs4 million in the previous rally, the amount of which has not been paid till now.
He added, “now more damage has been caused, a report of which will be prepared and sent to the leadership of the party”.
The Lahore rally, which was originally planned for Wednesday, was scheduled for Saturday as the district government had refused to grant permission for the purpose.
Earlier, the party had twice endeavoured to hold a public gathering in Lahore but the provincial government imposed Section 144 on both occasions.