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KARACHI: The city administration in collaboration with the Heritage Foundation Pakistan and Rotary Club Karachi has decided to embark on the “scientific cleaning” of the facades of historic buildings.

Architect Yasmin Lari
Architect Yasmin Lari © Daily Times

Official sources said that the task would begin with the Denso Hall facade cleaning festival from April 14.

They said that the decision to this effect was taken recently at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani.

Yasmeen Lari, the founder of the Heritage Foundation and renowned architect,1 briefed the participants of the meeting about the campaign saying that it would be an effort to bring back the glory of the city.

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    In pursuance of the direction by the Supreme Court to bring back the glory of Karachi, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, as a first step, is embarking on scientific cleaning of facades of Karachi’s historic buildings. Beginning with the historic Denso Hall, facades of all buildings located on Marriott Road will be taken up one at a time every Sunday as a voluntary movement for safeguarding Karachi’s heritage and creating livelihood opportunities through pedestrianising Marriott Road. Rotary Club Karachi New Central is a partner in this noble venture and the government has given it its blessings.

    Source: Daily Times