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The Launch: Pakistan Chowk Community Centre

Our team would like you to join us as we open the gates of our Community Centre.

This center has been built to provide a space for community engagement, and democratic and literary discourse for Old Town. This is a labor of love and fierce dedication to assist the cultural oikos of Karachi’s oldest and most historic neighborhood.

In December 2016, we rehabilitated Pakistan Chowk, a public square in the heart of Old Town, Karachi at Kutchery Road. Since then, this has transformed into a place of active community participation and civic engagement. The Community Centre is built to elaborate on this initiative.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Program Schedule:

7:00 pm- Arrival of the Guests/Meet and Greet

7:30 pm- Opening speech by  Rainer Schmiedchen; Importance of Culture in South Asia

7:40- 8-15 pm- Guest speakers

Sharmila Farooqi- Government assistance in public spaces.

Stefan Winkler- Importance of Art and Culture

Ambareen Thompson- Importance of culture in a volatile city like Karachi

Asif Aslam Farrukhi- Importance of the literati in Old Town

Abdul Hayee- Honorary Guest

8:15 pm

Opening ceremony for the Pakistan Chowk Community Centre, followed by a tour.

8:30-9:30 pm

Dastaan Goi- Story telling session by Fawad Khan at the chowk

Earlier Event: July 15
Rang Saazi