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Karachi’s crumbling architectural heritage

KARACHI: When British colonial rulers hastily left South Asia at Pakistan’s painful birth in 1947, the ensuing chaos and violence meant little attention was paid to the architecture they built or influenced in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi. More than 70 years later, architectural gems have been torn down and many are either crumbling or under threat from real estate developers in Pakistan’s commercial capital which is mushrooming into a mega-city. The structures, weathered by the salty air, open the door to…

PM Abbasi underlines need for preserving architectural heritage for future generations

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday underlined the need for preserving and maintaining the country’s rich architectural heritage for the future generations, reported state radio. Speaking at inauguration of a conference here, the premier said the architecture reflects the cultural heritage of the nation. On the occasion, he said it is a challenge for the present and future architects to take forward the legacy of quality construction, while asserting that the buildings of Mughal era enjoy a unique…