RAWALPINDI: One of the oldest sites in Pakistan, the Tilla Jogian forest, has been promoted to the status of National Park by the Department of Forest. The 10,000-acre forest is promoted under the Sustainable Division by the Forest Department.
Authorities have started the development work to construct rest houses, food shops, public lavatories, swings, and sitting areas for families. The project would be completed by April for tourism and cost Rs30 million. For security purposes, CCTV cameras will be placed along with the security team and check-posts.
Ponds and fruit trees will also be managed to promote the growth of wildlife. A 100ft tower will be built to facilitate tourists. It is pertinent to mention that hunting is banned in the forest.
Tilla Jogian forest aims to become the second-largest and state-of-the-art national park of Rawalpindi.