Thursday, June 13, 2024

Pakistan Flower Show Karachi History

Soon after Pakistan was created on 14th August 1947 everyone got busy in building it and finding out the ways of the newly country. Defense, finance, education, science, agriculture,foreign affairs and in fact there was hectic activity in all fields to find out how bestthe country would progress and flourish. While the basics were being attended a need was felt to make it look pretty as country has inherent beauty and glamour.

In April 1948 pioneers Mr. A K Khan (Horticulturist), Sir Harold Shoobert (Secretary Food & Agriculture Government of Pakistan) and Mr. Abdus Sattar Pirzada (Minister of Food & Agriculture Government of Pakistan) sat in Pakistan Secretariat’s barrack number 16 and founded a society to generate the interest of horticulture, gardening and other nature oriented disciplines amongst the citizens and make the country more beautiful, colorful and fragrant. In this instance they called it ” Pakistan Agri-Horticulture Society” and elected Sir Harold Shoobert. Mr. T D Vehra and Mr. A K Khan as its Convener, Secretary and Treasurer cum Joint Secretary respectively.

On 23rd September 1949 it was renamed as Horticultural Society of Pakistan. Then the Governor General of Pakistan was elected as Patron in Chief and Governors as Patrons. Mr. Abdus Sattar Pirzada, Sir Harold Shoobert, Mr. S G Lanewala and Mr. A K Khan were elected as its President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer cum Joint Secretary respectively. Narcissus commonly known as Nargis then the National flower of the country was adopted for logo.As the national flower of Pakistan changed from Narcissus to Jasminum grandiflorum, commonly known as “Chambeli” the H.S.P. at their golden jubilee in 1998, responded the change and came up with a new logo showing both flowers.

The Pakistan Flower Show is an annual flower show and a festival held every year in Karachi, Pakistan. It is held at the Sea View Park in Karachi. It is organized by the Horticulture Society of Pakistan. It was established in 1948 and held every year in February. 67th flower show will held from 1 March to 4 March 2018.

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