Source: The News
President General Pervez Musharraf visited various areas of the city and commended the development work by the Sindh government.
He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal. Taking round of the city Monday evening, the president appreciated efforts of the Sindh government for the uplift work done at Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim and Kothari Parade. He appreciated the plantation, renovation of the Kothari Parade, lighting and sanitation arrangements, parking place, and use of recycled water at Children’s Park.
Musharraf evinced keen interest and said the places have great attraction for tourists and visitors. The president also visited Shri Ratnashwar Mehdev temple, popularly known as temple of Shiva, one of the oldest temples in the world, which lies below the Parade. He appreciated Dr Ebad for renovating the historical buildings and the sites of tourist attraction.
He said the preservation of temple would strengthen the bonds of inter-faith harmony and would bring enlightenment and moderation in the country. During the visit, Musharraf met the caretaker of the Hindu temple, Suresh Manjami, who is also General Secretary of the temple committee, and enquired about the facilities provided to him by the government, over which he showed his satisfaction. The president assured all possible help by the government.