The administration decides to activate the departmental heritage preservation committee
KARACHI – The city administration has decided to activate the Departmental Heritage Preservation Committee headed by the Commissioner of Karachi so that effective and coordinated measures can be taken for the preservation of historic buildings in the city.
This was decided at a meeting of officials of the administration of the Southern District, a press release said on Friday. Commissioner Iqbal Memon called on officials to lead coordinated efforts to improve the city and address day-to-day civic issues with the support of civic agencies. He said officials from the seven district administrations should work to resolve public grievances in close cooperation and coordination with civic agencies, including the Water and Sewer Board, KMC, DMC and the Council of cantonment, etc.
Deputy Commissioner South Irshad Sodhar briefed the Commissioner on the efforts of the District Administration for District Development and Beatification as well as their efforts to resolve issues faced by citizens. He also informed about the Karachi district project implemented in the southern district initiated by the government of Sindh with the support of the World Bank. The commissioner then went to the different areas of the South district. He also visited the NJV School and Jehangir Park.
Karachi Commissioner Iqbal Memon said the Southern District is an important district because it has a historical background, with a number of historic places and buildings, where a diverse community resides. He said the district was also of socio-economic importance, as a large number of head offices of financial and non-governmental organizations were located here. The commissioner said that the government of Sindh is doing everything possible to make the city a better place to live.