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Monday, June 23, 2014

DHA City Karachi praised, awarded at Washington ceremony

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, Washington DC, has cited the DHA City Karachi project as a model of modern housing development, as it awarded the Defece Housing Authority (DHA), Karachi, and consultants Osmani & Company at a ceremony held at the US capital on June 20.

William J Bertera, President and CEO of the Institute, which administers sustainability rating system for infrastructure, praised the planning, designing and development work of the city, saying the DHA City is the first of its kind project that meets international requirements of sustainable development.

Spiro Pollalis, Prof. of Design, Technology and Management Harvard University, and Director of the Zofnass Program for the Sustainability of Infrastructure also acknowledged the high standard being maintained with regard to work, design, construction and development of the facilities at the DHA City, which will house one million residents.

The DHA City Karachi is located on the Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway at the eastern border of Karachi, bordering Thatta District in the South and Jamshoro District in the East, and its mater plan includes development of education, health and residential infrastructure.

The recipients of the awards given by the independent and non-profit Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure included Engr Inam Osmani, President and Founder of Osmani & Company (Pvt) Ltd, Arif Osmani, Director, Osmani & Company, and Brigadier (retd) Mohammad Rafique, Project Director, DHA City Karachi.

In their presentations, the recipients informed the gathering at the ceremony about progress on development of the massive project, which also uses alternative sources of energy to meet work requirements of the city envisioned as the first sustainable city of Pakistan in accordance with latest international standards.

According to the organizers, the awardees also included the top leaders including Prof. Spiro N Pollais, the Chief Planner, Lt Gen. Sajjad Ghani, President Executive Board, Brig Mohamamd Abdullah, Administrator DHA City, Colonel (retd) Mohammad Sagheer, Director DHA City, and companies including Doxiadis Associated, Planners, RMJM Planners and Osmani and Company Pvt. Ltd.

A leading Virginia-based Pakistani business leader, Mohammad Nasimuddin Mirza, speaking on the occasion, said it’s heartening to see Pakistan developing such a modern city.

Friday, June 20, 2014

International award for DHA City Karachi, Osmani & Company

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure, Washington DC, USA, and the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the Harvard University have recognized the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) City project and their consultants, Osmani & Company, by means of an international award.

The award is due to be presented on June 20 at a ceremony in Washington for planning the first-ever planned sustainable city of Pakistan.

The institute, a non-profit organization, has neen structured to develop and maintain a sustainability rating system for civil infrastructure in the World, was founded by American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Public Works Association (APWA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


After a year long exercise, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure decided to give the coveted award to the DHA City Karachi as well as  Osmani & Company, the lead project consultants..

“This will be a great honour for Pakistan, DHA City Karachi as well as the lead consultants,” Engr Inam Ahmed Osmani, CEO of Osmani & Company, remarked before leaving the shores of Karachi for Washington to receive the award.

Osmani & Company has been acclaimed as one of the leading consulting companies of Pakistan with standing of more than half a century in the consulting profession. Established in 1960, it has grown from a small private group of engineers & architects to a large organization over the years.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Firing in Karachi Dance Party: Six Killed including Nawab Akbar Bugti's grandson

The death toll from the shootout as a result of a scuffle during a party at a bungalow in Defence area of the metropolis has climbed to six while 8 others sustained injuries, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police, workers of a political party had arranged a program at a rented bungalow at street-7, Khayaban-e-Rahat. The party was on late at night where female artists were also performing when some men from Balochistan tried to crash the party by inviting their uninvited friends.

This led to a fight at the entrance of the party venue. During the brawl one of the men opened fire which resulted in an exchange of fire between the two sides, leading to a situation of total chaos. People began to run in all directions while four people Kamran Shafi, Dr. Iqbal, Mark Josef and Kamran Gil were killed on the spot.

One of Akbar Bugti’s grandsons Talay Bugti who received serious bullet wounds expired during treatment at a private hospital. He sustained two bullet injuries on his chest.

Later, the bodies were handed over their respective families after post-mortem.

Three of the injured were discharged from a hospital after providing medical aid while six were admitted to Jinnah Hospital where Ziauddin succumbed to his injuries.

SP Clifton, Tariq Dharejo said the bungalow was owned by a man named Nasir who often rented it out for this kind of night parties.

The police have recorded the statements of the eye witnesses while 10 people have been arrested.

According to TPO Clifton Town, raids were being carried out to nab the people involved in the incident while the parties were yet to file its FIR. If nobody approached for FIR, then it will be lodged by the government.

Police has taken into custody two cars and as many motor cycles besides two pistols and sound system from the site of the incident. (The News)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pakistan Hamara Watan to be organised by Rotary club of Karachi Airport on Thursday

Rotary Club of Karachi Airport in collaboration with Defence Central Library, DHA has organised a program for the students of A and O level, on Thursday, March 11 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at DA Degree College for women Auditorium. The program is specially developed to bring about awareness and importance of our country Pakistan. The country is blessed with numerous resources ranging from agriculture, minerals, historical sites and above all the country has five seasons. This education is to be imparted at the root level from a different prospective, syllabus education on Pakistan is limited to just preparing them for the exams and nothing else.

We have custom designed the program by mixing it with screening of a series of new documentary on Pakistan and direct interaction with the personalities who have contributed for the building of Pakistan and reached to such a height which they could not have imagined without an independent and sovereign state, this is a creative and informative activity for the students.

The program is basically to project Pakistan Image and to give the message to the younger generation that Pakistan has its own worth and there be no dearth of talent provided we value our country and own it to be recognized as Pakistanis in the true sprite.

The Special feature of the Program is the Screening of the new documentaries on Pakistan or the first time, produce and directed by Mr. Obaidulla Baig, the expert TV producer of documentaries.

The Chief Guest on the occasion is PDG Rtn. Mr. Mohammad Faiz Kidwai, other speakers are Mr. Aziz Memon, PDG & Chairman, Kings Group, Mr. Shahab Balkhi, Rotary Present District Governor and Brig (R) Ifikhar Arshad Khan, Director Education.