Bagh Ibne Qasim

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Bagh Ibne Qasim on Seaview, Clifton Beach at Mid-Night, is the Largest Park in South Asia.
Bagh Ibne Qasim is located in Karachi
Bagh Ibne Qasim
Bagh Ibne Qasim
Location in Karachi

The Bagh Ibne Qasim (Urdu: باغ ابنِ قاسم meaning Garden of the son of Qasim) is located in Clifton, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Bagh Ibne Qasim was inaugurated by former President Pervez Musharraf on February 27, 2007, Karachi's biggest urban park constructed under Clifton Beach Development Project on 130 acres (0.53 km2) of land. The old Toyland Theme Park has demolished and Bagh Ibne Qasim was built in its place. The park cost PKR 600 million and has been completed in 300 working days. More than 10 million people visited the park per year. This park was named as Bagh Ibne Qasim in memory of the 8th century Arab conqueror, Muhammad Bin Qasim of the Ummayad empire.[1]

Prior to the initiation of construction on Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim, 73 acres (300,000 m2) of land was freed from the grip of land grabbers. The entire Clifton beach, and the area now covered under the park. In June 2005, Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan took it upon himself to restore this major historical entertainment area to its original splendor. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal also played a part in giving the Jehangir Kothari Parade back to the people of Karachi.

For entertainment purposes of visitors, the park has a turtle pond, in addition to which it also has 24 state-of-the-art washrooms. In order to create an element of originality, the park also has 20 stone canopies. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of unique rose saplings have been planted throughout the park. The park will also feature fast food outlets able to accommodate 500 persons at a time. This park has various murals of dinosaurs that are extremely huge and add to the excitement on the faces of the visitors that come from various parts of Pakistan. This park overlooks the 90 meter Port Fountain of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) and thus adds to the beauty of the Clifton area.

many festivals take place in Bagh Ibne Qasim. In February 2014, the Sindh Festival, showcasing the least-known cultural specimens of the cradle of Indus Valley Civilisation took place at Bagh Ibne Qasim.[2]

In April 2014, some trees were chopped and trimmed due to the security concerns of Bilawal House, residence of former President Asif Zardari, which is located across the street from Bagh Ibne Qasim. Horticulture Society of Pakistan agreed with the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation that the Conocarpus trees have to be periodically trimmed.[3]

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Coordinates: 24°48′36″N 67°01′30″E / 24.8099°N 67.0251°E / 24.8099; 67.0251