Intbau Pakistan’s 3-day International Conference ends successfully in Karachi

Day three of the international conference on green architecture Earth and Heritage Calling – The case of Makli and Karachi successfully closed here today at Beach Luxury Hotel. Prior to the session a digital exhibition on Karachi’s Historic Architecture and Malaysia’s Colonial Period was declared open, as part of the conference.

The inauguration began with recitation from the Holy Quran by Mr Mumtaz Ali Shah, chief secretary government of Pakistan addressed the audience, followed by his excellency Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner. Accompanied by Robert Adam chair INTBAU, Harriet Wennberg executive director INTBAU, Hamdan Majeed executive Director Think City, the guests of honour inaugurated the exhibition brought about by the efforts of ace Pakistani photographers Amean J and Tapu Javeri, and Future Architects, Think City, coordinated by veteran architect and photographer, Tariq Qaiser.

The fifth and final session then formally began with Tariq Qaisar member executive committee, INTBAU Pakistan giving the introduction. Chief guest Asad Umar chair standing committee on finance, revenue and economic affairs gave the opening remarks. Prof. Pervaiz Vandal author and rector, Institute of Art and Design, Lahore then delivered the keynote lecture on Colonial Architecture in Lahore: input by the ‘native’. Duncan Cave chair INTBAU Malaysia/Think City) then gave the keynote lecture on Malaysia and British Period Architecture.

Yasmeen Lari member of CHF International advisory committee gave an introduction to the Commonwealth Heritage Forum on behalf of Philip Davis, chair CHF.

A panel discussion featuring Ameena Saiyid, Muneeza Shamsie, Iftikhar Shallwani, Tapu Javeri and Nighat Mir then took place. The session came to an end with concluding remarks by the session chair.

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