Administrator Karachi, Sindh governments Spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Friday said that there was tremendous scope for business in Karachi with regard to the construction sector. He was addressing a function after inaugurating a three-day International Exhibition and Conference on building products, under the Institute of Architects Pakistan at Expo Center Karachi.
The Administrator said “there are opportunities for consumption of quality and sustainable products all over the world. Pakistani manufacturers find markets in other countries of the world to sell their products in order to get valuable foreign exchange”. President Institute of Architects Pakistan Saad Mehmood Khan, Chairperson Karachi Chapter Maria Ismail, Treasurer Aqeel Kapadia and others were also present on the occasion.
The Administrator Karachi said that building materials are very important for the construction of buildings. “This type of exhibition gives citizens the opportunity to choose quality materials for construction purposes,” he added. He said that fortunately, Pakistan is now becoming self-sufficient in quality goods. He said that Karachi’s colors are being restored and trade activities are booming, providing employment opportunities for the people.
He said that such exhibitions must be held in open space where maximum number of people can reach and the whole city should know what kind of modern materials and technologies are being introduced in the construction work. He said that Bagh Ibn Qasim, Clifton, Burns Garden, Frere Hall and KMC Building are places of historical significance, suggesting that these sort of events could be organized there. “The Karachi Metropolitan Corporations will extend all possible cooperation in this regard,” he added.
Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that the kind of construction that is going on these days, people have turned their houses into concrete. He said that in the past, bright and airy houses were built to allow light and air to pass through and to minimize the feeling of heat. “Weather conditions must be taken into consideration before construction. Karachi, like the rest of the world, is facing climate change, so we need to consider this aspect in our construction.,” he added.