Commissioner Karachi, Syed Hassan Naqvi, inaugurated a library established in a 100-year-old historical building known as “Police Chowki “(police satation) located in Kharadar, the oldest locality of the city.

The library was set up jointly by the District Administration South and community members. The building, previously used as a police station, had been neglected and abandoned for years. The inauguration ceremony was attended by prominent figures, including architect Yasmeen Lari, Deputy Commissioner Altaf Sario, Assistant Commissioner Muntaha Azhar, senior police officers, community leaders, and architects.

Commissioner Naqvi commended the effort, stating that the library will benefit the local community, particularly children and students. He said the establishment of this library aligns with sindh government’s efforts to preserve historical buildings in the city. We are committed to providing better recreational facilities and promoting reading activities, he added. The library’s maintenance will be a community-driven effort.

He said a committee, headed by the Assistant Commissioner and formed by the Deputy Commissioner, will oversee the upkeep and improvement of facilities for visitors and book enthusiasts. He further hoped that the Police Chowki Library would serve as a testament to our dedication to preserving our cultural heritage and promoting literacy.

Architect Yasmeen Lari expressed her hope for similar positive initiatives throughout Kharadar.