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.