KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah urged Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar to involve heritage experts for the restoration of historical Empress Market. In a telephonic conversation with the mayor, he said that sandblasting without proper guidance of the experts would make the structure dull.
Shah said that after the restoration of law and order in the city, removal of encroachments was another challenging job. He said it was being done properly and was still in progress. "The areas which have been cleared must be made neat and clean," he said and added that he had a plan to restore all the old buildings through a World Bank-sponsored project. He also assured the mayor that the provincial government would also lend its resources. He said that Karachi belongs to each and every one of us and we have to make its neat and clean and one of the best livable cities of the world.
He said that the scheme to restore the old city from Pakistan Chowk to Saddar would be accelerated and similarly other areas of the city would also be restored. The mayor said that he was involving leading experts in the restoration work of the market.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2018.
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