Further update: In light of the situation in Karachi, the Sahil Bachao Rally schedule for Sunday May 13, 6 pm at the Seaview Beach is postponed. The next rally will be on May 20.
The DHA has plans to construct theme parks, marinas, expo centres, expensive hotels, and condominiums on the 14 km of beach area between McDonalds and the Golf Club. This area is currently enjoyed by Pakistanis of all backgrounds. This development threatens to shut out the common person’s free and unobstructed access to most of the beach area. It is against the law and will destroy the environment. It will only serve the interests of real estate developers and other profiteers. It will end Karachi’s one multi-class open recreational space and will become a place for the affluent few. Come raise your voice with us
Update: This protest will be held every second Sunday, the next one is this Sunday, May 13, 6 pm.
For more details, do see the official Sahil Bachao blog, read â€˜Sahil Bachaoâ€™: The Battle for Karachiâ€™s Waterfront on the infamous All Things Pakistan and see Karachi Waterfront, the video of the ridiculous planned development you will protest against. Cowasjee also writes about this in DAWN, A â€˜global cityâ€™ vs the environment.
Sunday, May 13 , 6 pm (sharp)
Join us for a Protest at Clifton Beach
(Meet at the Parking Lot of McDonalds) Clifton Beach
- Participants to assemble at McDonald’s Restaurant at 6 PM.
- We will line up along the beach wall, holding banners.
- Participants may bring own banners/placards.
- Short awareness speeches at 6:30.
- Protest ends at 6:45 approximately.
Courtesy: Mrs. Shameem Noorani