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Did anyone know about this? I just read the news item in today’s The News.

Clifton Aquarium bulldozed

KARACHI: Another city landmark – this time the Clifton Aquarium situated next to Playland was bulldozed on Wednesday. Earlier, the city government caretakers had said that only a portion of the building would be pulled down as part of a larger plan to change the face of the area.

However, residents were appalled to see that the Aquarium, which was being renovated by the tenure of former city Nazim, Naimatullah Khan, was being pulled down on Wednesday. What is most shocking about the destruction is the fact that major refurbishment on the Aquarium complex had been completed. “Its almost as if this was a move to undo something done by a previous administration,” said one observer.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 5:27 pm

    Are they going to do the same to all the road, flyovers build during Mr. Naimatullahs tenure?

  2. Anathema (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 10:14 pm

    I dont know. My sources say the PlayLand area was sublet, breachng terms of ownership. The sublet area became commercial, from what im told, which is why the locl authorities it needs to be razed. But will have to really see for ourselves to believe the truth.

    erm. where did razing all projects of naimatullah come into this? have any projects been razed yet? Not that i know. quite a tall question, innit?

  3. nausheen (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 12:23 am

    damn :s i have nice memories of that place……even though the last time i went there, a LOT of the aquariums were empty :s

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