KARACHI: DC Korangi Shadia Jaffer on Tuesday said no encroachment whatsoever would be tolerated in Korangi.
Talking to the Media, she said the anti-encroachment drive, which started on Monday would continue till Friday (15th February). She said that during the operation in Landhi Sub-Division Awami Colony area’s oldest encroachments on nullah were removed during which over 50 shops were demolished.
Those encroachments were also disrupting the sewerage system of the areas because of no cleanliness of nullah. Assistant Commissioner Landhi Sara Javed also accompanied the DC during the operation. The DC Korangi informed that an operation would be conducted in Model Colony on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Karachi Biennale holds an event at IBA
KARACHI: IBA in collaboration with Karachi Biennale Trust conducted a panel discussion on The Politics of Art, Public Space and Karachi Biennale on its main campus. here today.
The session was attended by IBA students, staff and faculty. The panel was moderated by Assistant Professor IBA, Dr. Naveen Minai. The panelists included Assistant Curator, Karachi Biennale 2019, Noor Ahmed; Trustee, Global Outreach Chair, Karachi Biennale Trust, Atteqa Malik; Head of Corporate Relations and Communications Department, IBA Karachi and President, Tehzeeb Foundation, Mrs. Malahat Awan.
Dr. Naveen Minai started the session by giving a brief history of global art exhibitions. She said Venice Biennale of 1895 is where the idea of contemporary art exhibitions started. In the 1890s, a lot was happening around the world, which affected the understanding of arts and how it was perceived.
Speaking about the understanding of public art and spaces, and the need for the Biennale, Ms. Malik said at the time when the Biennale was envisioned there was a lot of trouble going on in the city and the artist community, which consisted of educators, curators, writers, artists sat together and brainstormed what can be done to (counter) the then prevailing situation. They put art out of the galleries and placed it in public spaces to let the citizens engage with the art.
Price control campaign begins to help Karachiites with needed relief
KARACHI: Karachi administration has initiated a price control campaign ensuring that citizens are provided with warranted relief in procuring food items on officially fixed rates, said a press release issued by the Karachi Commissioner office here on Wednesday.
Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar A Shalwani has directed deputy commissioners (DCs) of each district of the metropolis to personally monitor the campaign and take stern action against profiteers.
DCs are also required to keep strict vigil on the performance of the Fruit and Vegetable Market Committee to ensure that the prices for fruits and vegetable are fixed in a most transparent manner and
are available to the citizens at reasonable rates during the holy month of Ramazan.
All DCs have also formed special teams comprising assistant commissioners and Mukhtyarkars authorised to use their magisterial powers against profiteers and hoarders.
Peace boosted Karachi’s economic activities
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Monday said that with the restoration of peace in the megalopolis, economic activities have gained momentum and put a positive impact on the national economy.
Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Gems Jewellery Traders and Exporters Association, which called on him at the Governor House, Imran Ismail said that traders associated with jewelry business were playing a pivotal role to boost the national economy, said a statement.
He said that efforts would be made for the export of locally manufactured jewelry. Imran Ismail assured the participants of the delegation that all the issues faced by the jewelry industry would be resolved and the traders would be provided with all needed facilities.
The delegation led by Association’s President Akhtar Khan apprised the Governor of issues related to the jewelry industry. He said that there were vast opportunities for the export of locally made jewelry.