CDA starts fencing Margalla Hills National Park


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) started fencing Margalla Hills National Park.

According to the details, the Capital Development Authority has made this announcement on its social media account. CDA said that fencing Margalla Hills National Park has been started by the Authority. The Authority further stated that full efforts are being launched to complete this task as soon as possible and to save the national asset.

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According to Wikipedia, Margalla Hills National Park is a national park in Pakistan located along the northern border of Islamabad Capital Territory with Haripur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The park comprises the Margalla Hills, which form the Himalayan foothills, as well as Shakarparian Park and Rawal Lake. It was established in 1980 and is Pakistan’s third-largest national park, covering 17,386 hectares (42,960 acres). The park’s tallest peak, Tilla Charouni, stands at 1604 meters. The Park is a renowned tourist attraction, featuring popular hill stations such as Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa, as well as picnic areas like the Monal Restaurant, Shakarparian Cultural Complex, and Lake View Park.

The park is abundant in biodiversity, particularly Sino-Himalayan species such as gray goral, barking deer, and leopard. MHNP is home to over 600 plant species, 402 bird variations, 38 animals, and 27 reptile species. The PTDC is currently building a chairlift in the park.