KARACHI: 15, OCTOBER, 2021: The 35th Lifestyle Furniture Exhibition opened in Karachi on Friday.
According to sources, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail inaugurated the three-day exhibition in two halls of the Karachi Expo Centre.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor said "Our furniture industry has developed significantly, compared with the past. [The] PTI government is striving to address the basic problems of the industrial sector on priority."
"Traditional Pakistani furniture designs with purling and engraving was in high demand in the world, while the furniture makers had also mastered in new and simple designs, " he added.
He praised the event organizers for holding such a great exhibition in the tough situation due to pandemic.
Ismail said "It is our responsibility to give our 100 per cent for the development and betterment of Karachi, which is the economical hub of the country."
On the occasion, Governor was apprised by Lifestyle Furniture Exhibition director Zara Faisal about the exhibitions held across the country, saying "We are trying to promote locally-manufactured furniture. We are holding this high-level event with the cooperation of [the] federal and provincial governments to introduce big brands of furniture."
Sources informed that more than 50 exhibitors are showcasing their great works, while the exhibition attracted a large number of visitors with best deals and discount offers.
Meanwhile, talking about Green Line, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said 40 more buses have arrived, and the service would be launched to facilitate the public. Earlier he said, "I am hopeful this service will be available to Karachiites within a month and a half after a few minor jobs are completed." "This project has been completed at a cost of Rs35 billion,” he added.
"It's a world class project which has all the qualities and services to offer which you see in any developed country. Those who are frequent visitors to London suggest that the Metro Service of London has the same design of stations and services. This project is a reflection of the PM’s efforts for the development of Karachi and its people."
It is pertinent to mention here that, on October 4, test run of the Green Line BRT began on 23-km route (Surjani Town to Numaish Chowrangi) after the PTI-led federal government launched its trial operation.
The test run would continue for at least one month before the launch of its commercial operation (opening for the public at large) in November.
According to details, the city's Green Line BRT project with intersections is 24 km long which includes 12.7 km elevated, 10.9 km at grade, and 422 meters underground, and has 25 stations.
The phase-II common corridor from Gurumandir up to Municipal Park with a length of 2.5 km has two underpasses at M.A Jinnah Road. The state-of-art underground bus terminal with a parking facility and the commercial mezzanine floor was also constructed at Numaish intersection.
The construction work on Phase-I of the project was started in 2016. (04)