The 80-year-old civil engineer launched Pakistan’s first Islamic garden in Karachi inspired by the Islamic Botanical Garden in Sharjah. The garden of Shaukat Omari includes plants, trees, and shrubs named in Islamic scriptures, like the Sharjah park that opened in 2014. There are 25 new species of trees planted in Jinnah Urban Forest, including olive, date palm, pomegranate, and fig trees.
The forest was inaugurated by President Arif Alvi and his wife Samina Alvi. The Islamic garden will include a children’s play area. Moreover, Omari hopes to open it to the public within six months.
Source: Arab News