KARACHI - The construction work on much-awaited Aiwan-e-Riffat project is continued but in current circumstances it will not complete before the deadline of the City governments tenure. The project is in the position that if City government authorities want to inaugurate the project they can do it, The Nation has learnt. The sources revealed that work on installation of two capsule lifts, construction of auditorium and roof of the project are still going on despite prevailing financial crisis in the City government. But other important work was either completed or near its completion. It may be noted that after hectic efforts and personal interest of City Nazim Mustafa Kamal, the construction work on the project was restarted for more than one year and later, some delay happened due to financial crunch in the City government. City Nazim Mustafa Kamal and DCO Karachi had Javed Hainf visited the project to ensure the timely completion of the project. Kamal had also directed for establishing a committee comprising of renowned members of artists community to manage and maintain the affairs of Aiwan-e-Riffat project. In this regard film and TV artist Samina Pirzada, and Faizan Pirzada twice visited the Aiwan-e-Riffat, and gave suggestions in the completion process of the project. The DCO Karachi Javed Hanif strictly directed that an artistic and aesthetic view should be seen from outside the building of Aiwan-e-Riffat Faizy Rehmeen Art Gallery project instead of typical government office look or any financial institution. And actually the look of the building is unique and artistic as installation of two capsule lifts on the front side of the building which could be seen from MR Kiyani Road. The sources mentioned that keeping in view the directives of DCO Karachi, the look of the Aiwan-e-Riffat building is impressive and presented a very clear artistic look, however, it is not fully completed. But as far as the construction work is concerned, most of the work has been completed. It may be noted that the project had been named (Faizy Rahymeen - Begum Atiya Faizy) after the couple who devoted their lives for the promotion of art in Pakistan. They arrived in Pakistan on the invitation of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and settled in Karachi after the Partition. The local government used to earmark funds for the completion of the project every year but always the allocated budget was used on other projects. The five-storey building of Aiwan-e-Riffat was started in 1991 and till 1998, about 70 per cent work of the project was completed. According to the planning about 50 paintings of late Faizy would be put on display at Aiwan-e-Riffat, Faizy Rehmeen Art Gallery. Coins from various countries, medals, specimen of calligraphy, hand-written copies of the Quran, jewellery and royal attires will also be put on display at the proposed gallery after its completion.