Sindh Planning & Development Department arranges walk for public spaces reclamation

Karachi: Co-arranged by the Sindh Planning & Development Department, the Thespianz Foundation and Karachi Neighbourhood Improvement Project (KNIP), the public held a walk titled ‘Walk Karachi.’

Starting from MR Kiyani Road to the Karachi Arts Council, the walk was held with a purpose ‘Reclaiming Public Spaces.’ Several students and old citizens were seen being a part of it holding placards asking encroachers to free public spaces.

The Sindh Government is looking to convert areas surrounding the Governor House into a cultural and educational hub.  Other institutions that will be a part of the cultural and educational hubs include Arts Council, the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa), the Faizi Rahimeen Art Gallery, the National Museum, the Hindu Gymkhana, the Sindh Muslim Law College and the DJ Sindh Government Science College.

Greenbelts, footpaths and parks should be provided with facilities like benches, streetlights or shades, said KINP’s project director. The Shaheen Complex intersection will be improved, along with intersection in front of Arts Council.

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