State Bank, PBA launch Clean Chundrigar Road drive
State Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan Banks' Association have joined hands in a drive to clean up I. I. Chundrigar Road of wall chalking, garbage and other waste. On the initiative of Acting Governor SBP Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Sunday March 30 was observed as " Clean Chundrigar Road - 2014" day. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at State Bank of Pakistan. Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebaad Khan was the chief guest. It marked the beginning of a year-long campaign to clean I. I. Chundrigar Road.
The 2.5 km road is divided into eight sections allocated to eight different banks: Bank Alfalah limited, National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited, Bank Al Habib, Habib Bank Limited, MCB Bank, Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited and JS Bank Limited will participate in the drive.
Speaking on the occasion Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said that every citizen of Pakistan needs a clean area to work and live in.
He urged all Karachiites to embrace the cleanliness and wall chalking day and take some positive steps towards making Karachi the city of our dreams. Acting Governor SBP Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra said that no society could afford to ignore the significance of cleanliness and hygiene. He reminded the audience that earlier in a similar project in 2007, funds were supplied for a similar project for construction and refurbishing I. I. Chundrigar Road. SBP and other stakeholders had contributed the huge amount of Rs 230 million for the project. But after the completion of the project, Municipal Administration did not look after its cleanliness and maintenance.