Turkish Consul General Tolga Ucak on Wednesday said Karachi’s historic buildings make the city beautiful, and the beautiful Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) buildings in particular add to the city’s charm.
Ucak met the Karachi administrator, Laiq Ahmed and congratulated him on taking over the office. On behalf of the country, the central government has also expressed interest in helping to modernize the city’s public transportation system.
He said the Turkish government attaches great importance to Pakistan’s largest and most important city, so Turkey is doing everything possible to improve infrastructure and develop a transportation system in Karachi.
The administrator thanked Ucak for visiting KMC. He also appreciated the Turkish government’s offer of cooperation in various projects to bring improvements in Karachi. He said that launching a tram service in cooperation with Turkey to improve the city’s public transport system and other offerings would be accelerated.
Ahmed said that because of its special location in the region, Karachi was completed with a comprehensive and comprehensive plan and had urban infrastructure suitable for the population at that time.
He said that over time, many people from various cities in the country migrated and settled here, which caused the city to gradually become densely populated, so that due to the constant pressure on community facilities, local needs in terms of infrastructure could not be met.
He also said that the city has a leading position in the handicraft sector and also provides employment and housing facilities for many residents, so continuous efforts are being made to develop public infrastructure and facilities, which have yielded positive results.
He added that for the first time in Karachi’s history, the federal government provided 50 fire engines to Karachi which would modernize the fire fighting system and meet the needs of the city.
The administrator said that the city wardens would be trained to look better, adding that this would not only improve their professional and technical capabilities but the city would also have an excellent team in the event of a fire or other accident.
He said cooperation and friendly relations between Pakistan and Turkey would be further strengthened, adding that the cooperative project would bring the two countries closer to each other and enhance mutual understanding.
Ahmed said he has served in various capacities at the federal and provincial levels but considers it an honor to serve Karachi. He presents CG with an award and a memorial shield.
The administrator escorted Ucak to various parts of the KMC main building. CG appreciates the beauty of the building. Apart from checking the historical clocks, he also observed Karachi from the roof.