Conserving history: Sindh government wants to conserve city’s historic buildings

Plaques with names unveiled at Frere Hall and Club Road


Press Release November 30, 2018
Plaque with the name of ‘Frere Hall’ placed as part of the government’s initiative to conserve the city’s old structures. PHOTO: PRESS RELEASE

KARACHI: Sindh government Adviser on Law, Anti-corruption Establishment and Information Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that the government wants to conserve all the historic, pre-independence buildings of Karachi. He emphasised the need to highlight the importance of such buildings and roads by placing good-looking plaques or plates indicating the names of those structures and roads.

He said this while talking to the media on the occasion of unveiling the plaques of names at the historic Frere Hall and Club Road. He was accompanied by Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shalwani.

Lauding the efforts of the city commissioner, Wahab said that this was how historic buildings and areas were preserved all over the world. These historic symbols not only encouraged the tourism industry and enabled tourists to understand the country’s culture in a better way, but also allowed the locals to remain connected to their past.

He said both Frere Hall and Club Road were situated in a zone that had historic significance. While Club Road was flanked by important offices, Frere Hall was a fine example of high quality, majestic colonial architecture. The hall was also one of the main cultural centres of the city.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2018.

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