KARACHI - Representatives of Hindu and Christian communities presented flowers to Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Syed Munawer Hassan at an Eid Millan party, held at the Idara Noor-e-Haq here.   

On the occasion, Father Thomas Gulfam, Younas Khan Sohan Advocate and Dr. Ramash Kumar called on Munawer Hassan and exchanged Eid greetings with him, a statement issued by the JI Pakistan said on Wednesday. Minorities’ leaders briefed the JI leader about the socio-economic situation of minorities in the country and expressed gratitude to him for the measures, taken by AI-Khidmat particularly for welfare of Hindu community in interior of Sindh.

Hassan assured them for complete support of JI for protection of their fundamental rights.

Besides others, JI Sindh General Secretary Rashid Naseem, JI Sindh Vice Chief Dr Meraj-ul-Huda Siddiqui, JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mehenti and Secretary General Naseem Siddiqui were present on the occasion.

MC inspects construction work of Shahrah-e-Quaideen< KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan has said that carpeting work on Shahrah-e-Quaideen from Mazar-e-Quaid to Noorani Chowrangi had been completed and the construction work on this corridor had accelerated further so that it could open for traffic as soon as possible.

This he said while inspecting of the development work of Shahrah-e-Quaideen, here on Thursday.

The MC was accompanied by the project director and concerned engineers. He said that lying of concrete slabs on the storm water drain near PECHS drain was already started with the cleaning of drain whereas construction work of storm water drain alongside Shahrah-e-Quaideen was also in progress.

He said that over 75 percent work of construction of Shahrah-e-Quaideen was completed as this was an important corridor of the city and thousands of vehicles passing through this road everyday to access the central areas of the city due to which it experienced a lot of traffic pressure in various timings.

The MC directed concerned engineers to ensure better quality in contraction work and finish the project within the stipulated time.

This may be noted that the service road on both sides of Shahrah-e-Quaideen was being used during the construction of main road for which two lanes were provided having 24 feet width to ensure flow of traffic.

Additionally New Jersey barriers were stalled on this corridor so that the traffic on both tracks could pass through it safely whereas a pedestrian bridge would also be constructed to provide facility to people crossing the road. The underground sewerage line will also be corrected according to the approved design.

This road was constructed 30 years ago and had been in a dilapidated condition after along time while accidents were occurred there due to broken drain wall.

Matanat Ali Khan directed the project director to further speed up work on this corridor so that it could be open for traffic as soon as possible.