Parks and Horticulture Authority Lahore commemorated international Learn About Butterflies Day at Jalo Butterfly House and Botanical Garden with Voice of Animals Foundation in collaboration. Vice Chairman PHA Iftikhar Ahmed, DG PHA Mian Shakeel Ahmed, Director PHA Niaz Muhammad, Director Syed Tariq Shehzad, President VOAF Luqman Wajahat, Vice President Kaleem Malik and Director Legal VOAF Farah Jillani Advocate participated in the event. Over 150 students from Lahore Grammar School participated in the event. The entomologist Dr Waseem Akram aware the participants about the importance and the lifecycle of Butterflies.
Vice Chairman PHA Iftikhar Ahmed stressed on the need to establish a healthy atmosphere for increasing the butterflies in city, he also told the kids about the lifecycle of butterflies and efforts of PHA and CM Punjab for establishing the Butterfly House. Which is first of its kind in Pakistan even region, he further added. DG PHA Mian Shakeel Ahmed also informed the participants about the importance of maintaining the habitat of Butterflies in Lahore.
President VOAF Luqman Wajahat appreciated the efforts of PHA especially its Vice Chairman in establishing such a place, which is a blessing for the citizens. He also requested the Chief Minister of Punjab to nominate the team of PHA under the leadership of VC Iftikhar Ahmed for a Civil Award, keeping in view his efforts for reviving the declining number of Butterflies population in Lahore. He also requested the VC PHA to start a project for Fireflies in Lahore. At the end of the ceremony all the team members of VOAF on behalf of citizens of Lahore presented appreciation certificate to VC PHA Iftikhar Ahmed.