More ideas on IDEAS 2006
I know there’s been some posts on this, but here is some more detailed information concerning the security situation and inconveniences across the city. Don’t we just love it when Karachi is in the spotlight?
A major Defence Exhibition, IDEAS 2006, opens at the Karachi Expo Centre, from Sun, 19 to Sat 25 Nov 06. This exhibition which would be launched by the President of Pakistan is likely to attract several foreign dignitaries including PM Tony Blair of UK, Pres Hu of China and an array of international media.
It is in the light of this that security would be heightened at several sensitive locations such as the Expo Centre, hotels, the airport, railway stations, government buildings, multi-national corporations, Shara-el-Faisal and communication centres. Expect police in all localities all over the city.
In view of the above, all are to tune up their minds for a number of inconveniences.
√ò Delays at the airport and intensive security process at hotels should be anticipated.
√ò Hotel rooms may not be easily available .
√ò Stringent traffic regulations including diversions would be a common feature; the nerve centre being the general area of PIDC Chowk along Sharah-el-Faisal, to the Expo Centre, the University Road and the arteries off Hassan Square- Dalmia- Rashid Minhas Road .
√ò Principal VIP movement will be from 9-10 AM and 5- 6 PM. Offices may, as a result, want to factor this into your movement plans. Two possible options for commuting can be:
- M A Jinnah Road to Numaish Chowk- onwards to either New Town or Teen Hatti and then further on towards North.
- Keamari and then through DHA along Kh-i- Ittehad to Hino Chowk- Baloch Bypass and then either down on Sherah- el- Faisal through or onwards to Bahadurabad and beyond, or to Jail Chowrangi and then University Road.