The Sindh government has set up a committee for the restoration of heritage buildings that were recently painted in different colours on Karachi’s Burns Road as part of the initiative to renovate the famous food street.
The provincial government wants the old facade of the buildings to be restored.
Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Shah took notice of the buildings following public outcry on social media.
The director-general of the Sindh’s antiquities and archaeology department has been appointed committee head. The committee has been ordered to submit a report on the matter.
The buildings will be repainted in their original colour, said Shah. He remarked that some buildings are old, while others are heritage buildings.
The process has started and the buildings will be repainted soon, he remarked.
In December last year, the Sindh government formed a 10-member committee for the renovation of Karachi’s Burns Road food street. The assistant commissioner of the Arambagh Sub-Division is the convener of the committee.
Recently, the Karachi administration decided to pedestrianise the food street. A notification issued on January 5 said that the vehicles won’t be allowed on the street after 7pm as a part of the government’s initiative to pedestrianise it.