ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Thursday told the Senate that the Islamabad zoo was not being privatized.

He further told the Upper House that the help of a private partner was being sought to give a face-lift to the zoo.

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani asked the minister to issue the order to unchain the only elephant in the zoo. “Injustice is being meted out to the elephant and the issue is being highlighted by media at the international level,” he said.

Fazal said that the elephant had been freed and a shed and a fan had been built to protect the elephant from the scorching weather.