Oh, for heaven’s sake..

Hindu Gymkhana

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Now what really irritates me are these NAPA people. First they went ahead and put an UGLY board on the Hindu Gymkhana wall, which was removed after there was a lot of shor sharaba over it. And now they plan to start construction on the premises! Granted, they have the patronage of the President and some of the most talented people in Pakistan, but according to the report in Dawn today,

“The Seth Ramgopal Goverdhandas Mohatta Hindu Gymkhana is protected under the Sindh Cultural Heritage Protection Act. Nobody, including the owner, is allowed to carry out new construction, repairs, renovations in a building protected under the act, which prescribes long prison terms and heavy fines for violators.”

The Karachi Building Control Authority needs to get its act together – Karachi’s turned into a concrete jungle already, and it would be sad to see the Hindu Gymkhana despoiled.

1 Comment so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2005 @ 3:10 pm

    missed that headline but NAPA should be crushed if they intend to slander hertiage to bring life to musical heritage! who on Earth gave them authority to reside there in the first place? that building is among the most gorgeous ever! someone bring this to light at the Provincial Assembly. That is the only place where Karachi Board of blah blah can get its balls kicked.

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