Karachi, April 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said protection and improvement of Karachi buildings, sports grounds, parks and other assets was our responsibility and therefore we will not all any such activity which is against the interest of the city and its citizens. Guardian Board is consist of people who love Karachi. All rules pertaining to Sindh Government, KMC and Heritage have been followed before the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Frere Hall.
The 19 member Guardians Board has been formed for the maintenance and administration of the heritage building and consisting renowned personalities of Karachi. The MoU will be put up in the KMC Council for consideration and after its approval work will begin. He said this while speaking in the ceremony held in the Frere Hall on Friday for signing of the MoU for Guardians Board.
Chairman of the Guardian Board Shahid Feroz and other members Jamil Yousuf, Amin Hashwani, Arshad Tayebali, Durria Kazi, Saleem Khan, Komal Pervez, municipal commissioner KMC Dr. Asghar Abbas, Senior Director Coordination Masood Alam, Senior Director Law Azra Muqeem, Director Culture KMC Shams Masoodi, Director Culture And Sports Khurshid Shah and other officers were also present on this occasion. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and Chairman of the Guardians Board Shahid Feroz signed the documents on behalf of the KMC and the Board. The project area of this MoU shall include the Frere Hall Building including Sadequain Art Gallery and Liaquat Hall Library and Bagh-e-Jinnah Gardens.
The Guardian Board shall include the Mayor Karachi as Patron in Chief and Shahid Feroz as its Chairman whereas other members include Amin Hashwani, Arshad Tayebali, Asif Fancy, Durriya Kazi, Ghazi Salahuddin, Jameel Yousuf, Komal Pervez, Muhammad Saleem Khan, Pervez Said, Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda, Shahid Abdullah, Yawar Abbas Jilani, Municipal Commissioner, KMC, Chairman Culture Committee of KMC Council, Chairman Parks and Horticulture Committee of the KMC Council, Director General Parks and Horticulture, KMC and Director Culture KMC.
Mayor Karachi said neither this is an NGO nor the Frere Hall being handed over to anyone. I had requested these well-known people to join hands with me for maintenance and improvement of Frere Hall Sadequain Library and Liaquat Hall Library so that we could make these beautiful and well equipped. He said the Guardian Board will ensure preserving the heritage building and promote cultural and art activities in the premises. The income received from here will be spent on the betterment of this project and a chartered company will conduct the audit on annual basis.
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