Civic, security issues reviewed for 14th AugustAugust 5, 2014
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said on Tuesday that special steps would be taken to provide foolproof security around Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum as well as proper cleaning, lighting and traffic management on the Independence Day.
“14th August is a day of independence and celebration for the nation and the central event would be held at the mausoleum on that day,” Siddiqui said while addressing a meeting with Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhter Farooqui regarding reviewing the holding of events in connection with the independence celebration on 14th August.
Additional Commissioner Karachi II Haji Ahmed, Aditional Deputy Commissioner East Muhammed Arif Kulhoro, Director Municipal Services Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Muhammed Usman, Additional Deputy Commissioner South Muhammed Khan Rind, Resident Engineer Management Board Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum Muhammed Arif, DO Education Department Sindh Naheed Kauser, Director Education Muhammed Ahsan and representatives of education department, civil defence, district municipal corporations, Sindh police and traffic police were also present on the occasion.
The commissioner said more than 2400 school children would participate in the event to be held at the mausoleum. The students would present tableaus and national songs. The administration would distribute toys among the children and colourful balloons and pigeons would be set free in the air.
“Governor and chief minister of Sindh along their cabinets would also participate in the event and lay wreath on the tomb of Muhammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan,” he said.
The administrator said that KMC would fully support the administration and ensure collective steps to set exemplary discipline so that a positive image could be exhibited not just in the country but out of the country also.
He said that 1200 children from different schools of KMC would participate in the event. Female students would be wearing white uniforms and green dupattas.
“Mini rehearsal of the program would be held on 12th August and full rehearsal on 13th to finalise the program,” Farooqui said.
He said that on the morning of 14th August people would be seated at 8:30am and after the arrival of the governor and CM the entrance gates of the mausoleum would be closed.
It was stressed in the meeting that the invitations to the guests should be sent until 8th August.