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City Auditorium building seals after complaints of unauthorized usage

Karachi: Following the directive of Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed, Director Culture KMC and Assistant Commissioner Gulberg Division on Friday sealed the City Auditorium on account of unauthorized and unethical usage of this facility.

Officials from Gulberg Police Station and city wardens were also present on this occasion. According to the spokesperson of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, this action was taken after lots of complaints received by KMC about the unauthorized and immoral activities happening at his auditorium since long.

Students visiting the city library also complained to the Administrator KMC on the offensive material and photos fixed there by the administration. The students as well as the peoples residing in nearby areas had also expressed displeasure over the staging of immoral dramas, stage shows and dance shows in City Auditorium since last one year.

They had the view that these activities were putting adverse effect on their children and therefore orders must be issued to put a complete ban on such activities. Municipal authorities responding to these complaints took action and sealed the auditorium.

This may also be mentioned that the party which had been using this auditorium also found guilty of violating the agreement as they had established marriage lawns on the space outside the main building and did not paid the electricity bills since long despite of receiving notices and warnings in this regard from KMC.

Municipal Commissioner KMC Matanat Ali Khan has said this action was taken on the complaints of area people and due to irresponsive and indifferent attitude of the administration of city auditorium.

He said KMC was running a library in this building which had been used by the students of various colleges and universities for study and research purpose and they had been also demanding action against the immoral and unauthorized activities happening in this facility. “The agreement had now been stands cancelled with the sealing of this building”, he said.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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