The renovation work of historical buildings and parks and plantation drive had been initiated, shared parks director-general Taha Saleem while reviewing renovation work at Khaliq Dina Hall on Sunday.
He stated that the new Karachi administrator, Iftikhar Shallwani, had decided to not hand over any heritage building to other institutions, adding that past decisions taken in this regard would not be acceptable either.
He pointed out that Khaliq Dina Hall was a historic venue, where Pakistan Movement leaders Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Maulana Shaukat Ali Jauhar and their companions were tried and convicted for treason.
“Several Muslim League meetings took place in the hall before the creation of Pakistan,” he went on to asy, adding that the building was established by Seth Ghulam Hussain Khaliq Dina from his personal resources and handed it over to the municipal corporation. Since then, he explained, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had been