Sindh Minister for Local Government Syed Nadir Hussain Shah along with Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani, Consul Generals of Thailand, Switzerland and Germany in Karachi, Legends and Large number of people of Karachi city, Social, Cultural and Sports organizations today formally inaugurated the Independence City Parade 2019 from.I.I.Chundrigar Road to St.Merewether Tower here. They all travelled from starting point at 3.pm and terminated in various vintage buggies/ Victoria vehicles, Carnival ended at tower at around 2 hour time 5 pm.
The parade was held to promote, provide opportunities and involve the people of city in Independence Day celebrations and healthy activities such as. Legends Islahauddin, Jawed Miandad, Sport loving people and all walk of lives attended fully in the city parade. People raised national and Kashmir flags in their hands throughout the parade route and join hands with the participants of the parade. They shown their interest in various floats. Students of Commerce college were fully participated has displayed the play cards with love, national important slogans and welfare for the country while troops of sportsmen, Scouts, Donkey carts, Police, Rangers Bands, Mini buses decorated and vintage cars were also present in the parade.
President Pakistan Sports Welfare Association Shahida Parveen Kyani and Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sports Coordinator, Salim Khamisani and other social persons were distributed T-Shirts among visitors and participants all. President Arts Council Ahmed Shah, Khalid Jamil Shamsi Vice President Pakistan Tennis Federation, Ghulam.Abbas Jamal Advocate, Asghar Baloch, Secretary Sindh Boxing Association,M Arshad Yoga Association, Ahmed Ali Rajput ,Mehfooz ul Haq, Sindh Olympics Association, Representatives, District administration and Police South, Print and Eelectronic Media personnel attended and cover the city parade.
On the occasion Syed Nasir Hussain Shah while addressing the parade participants, has said that today we are celebrate the independence day and expressed our solidarity with the Kashmir and its people at every level as our high leadership Chairman Bilawel Bhutto Zardari and others were also expressed their solidarity with Kashmiris across the country, while we are here through holding this city parade for the people of the city to provide them opportunities of independence day celebrations and involve them in such healthy activities for the restoration of glory and historical back ground of Karachi in proper way. He further said that we are with Kashmiri people in their every sufferings and fight for their rights at every level to give message to the world that we are one and one voice against any problem he added. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has appreciated the efforts of the Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani and his whole team for the development, beauty and restore the old glory of Karachi. He has also lauded the role of various organizations, legends and individuals who participated and contribute in the parade has said that they are our heros and provide opportunity to the people and inculcate the national spirit and enthusiasm in their ranks. We are working for the sovereignty of the country at every level, we all arte unite and one with Kashmiri people, he concluded.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani while welcome all participants has said that this is an important event in connection with independence day celebrations and it would be continued every year as institutional way. He said that various steps had been taken for the development, beautification and restore the glory of the city and people of Karachi fully supported us in our every endeavors and in future further activities will be planned for them in befitting manner. Govt of Sindh has fully supported and cooperated as well as many organizations individuals, district and police administration have also played key role to hold such event. Legends Jawed Miandad, Islahuddin has also participated with others Lyari and city legends. He had also said that the local administration without any financial support of the Govt, with the help of NGOs and civil society hold such mega city parade. The Commissioner lauded the efforts and steps taken by the district and police administration especially Sindh Police and Rangers, Scouts, bands and volunteers.
DC South Syed Salahuddin informed various activities and salient features of the event. Security arrangements were made by traffic and local police for whole route secured and safe for the parade.
Consul Generals of various countries in Karachi also spoke and have congratulated the Govt, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani and all others who hold such big parade for the people of City and hoped that the city would more prosperous, develop and progress, also have expressed their best wishes for all of them.