Bagh Ibne Qasim

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Bagh Ibne Qasim is located in Karachi
Bagh Ibne Qasim
Bagh Ibne Qasim
Location in Karachi

Bagh Ibne Qasim (Urdu: باغ ابنِ قاسم meaning Garden of son of Qasim) is a beachside park in Karachi, Pakistan.

Bagh Ibne Qasim at night.

The park is located near the Clifton beach and is Karachi's largest urban park, covering 130 acres (0.53 km2) and visited by over 10 million people each year. The park has a turtle pond, murals of dinosaurs, 24 washrooms, 20 stone canopies and a large rose garden. It overlooks the 90 meter Port Fountain of Karachi Port Trust (KPT). The park's name commemorates the 8th century Arab conqueror, Muhammad Bin Qasim of the Ummayad empire.[1]

Events that have taken place in the park include the Sindh Festival 2014.[2]

The park was ceremonially opened by then President Pervez Musharraf on February 27, 2007. It was created by the Clifton Beach Development Project on the location of the former Toyland Theme Park at a cost of PKR 600 million. Many large public gatherings and events are frequently held here due to its huge size of park grounds, for example the centennial celebrations for the renowned Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz in November 2011.[3][4]

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  1. ^ http://dawn.com/2007/02/28/local1.htm Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim President vows two islands project will continue: Bagh Ibne Qasim inaugurated, Published 28 Feb 2007, Retrieved 5 April 2016
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/1084558 Festival city at Bagh Ibne Qasim inaugurated, Dawn newspaper, Published 3 Feb 2014, Retrieved 5 April 2016
  3. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/291959/venue-change-faiz-centennial-to-be-held-at-bagh-ibne-qasim/, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 15 Nov 2011, Retrieved 5 April 2016
  4. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/666716/sindh-festival-2014-sindhi-artisans-craft-their-way-into-karachis-heart/, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 3 Feb 2014, Retrieved 5 April 2016

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