A master plan has been prepared for beautification of underpasses, flyovers, pedestrian bridges and major arteries of Karachi and the process would begin with the assistance of the private sector soon, Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed said on Monday. “The latest techniques and ideas in the world will be used in the soft branding of Karachi,” the administrator said this while addressing a meeting on beautification of Karachi here on Monday.
The administrator said that it is necessary to improve the sewerage system in the underpasses of the city because if the sewerage and rainwater drainage system in the underpasses is not fixed, its beautification would be of no importance. “We will also seek the support of organizations that are ready to join the beautification of Karachi with a creative mind,” he added.
Ahmed said that the importance of commercial aspect has its place but it is important to improve the image of Karachi and highlight its importance in its cultural background. He was of the view that Karachi has a rich past in terms of its culture and civilization and one of the few major cities in the world. “Karachi, being a coastal city, is very important, so every citizen should play his role in the process of beautification and improvement of the city,” he added. He said that work for beautification of Shahra-e-Faisal would be started soon and it would be given a new look.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2021.