Renovation of Hyderabad’s historic Basant Hall underway - Sindh Courier-1

Renovation of Hyderabad’s historic Basant Hall underway

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Renovation of Hyderabad’s historic Basant Hall underway - Sindh Courier-1Commissioner, DC, EFT officers visit the Basant Hall and other historic buildings

Hyderabad: Necessary repairs and renovations of historic building of Basant Hall located in the heart of Hyderabad city are being carried out maintaining its originality under the Sindh Government’s Endowment Fund Trust.

After the completion of work it will be decided how this historical building could be made more useful for the people.

Provincial Secretary of Culture Department Ghulam Akbar Laghari, Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch and Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Fuad Ghaffar Soomro paid a detailed visit to Basant Hall on Sunday.

Renovation of Hyderabad’s historic Basant Hall underway - Sindh Courier-3Chairman Endowment Fund Trust (EFT) Jahangir Siddiqui, Secretary EFT Hameed Akhund,  Ms. Neelofar Sheikh, Ishtiaq Ansari and other concerned officers were also present.

During a briefing, Engineer Muhammad Ali Memon of Endowment Fund Trust informed that the historical building of Basant Hall is being repaired maintaining the natural beauty of the building but alternative material was also used due to unavailability of original material and unavoidable reasons. However, efforts are being made to ensure that whatever alternative material is used should not affect the natural structure of the building. “We have been quite successful in this endeavor,” he claimed. Memon also showed pictures of the building’s past and present.

Later, at the request of Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch and Deputy Commissioner Fuad Ghaffar Soomro, the EFT officers visited Hyderabad’s historical Old Campus (Model School), Mulchand Dayal Das Park and Hussainabad Park and asked them to write a letter for the repair and renovation works on which the Divisional Commissioner directed DC Hyderabad to write a detailed letter to EFT regarding necessary repairs and renovation of historical buildings in Hyderabad. (PR)

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