Saturday, May 30, 2009

IAPEX Exhibition opened in Karachi

Sindh govt is trying to accommodate IDPs after their registration: Shazia Marri

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information. Shazia Marri on Friday inaugurated Building and Material Exhibition (IAPEX 2009), organized by Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP) at Expo Centre Karachi. The three-day exhibition has 165 stalls and it will continue till 31st May.
Addressing as a chief guest, Marri congratulated IAP for holding the event and said the word home itself evokes the thought of one of man’s basic necessities that of shelter, which man has needed since life began.
A structure serves so many purposes, the most important one being that of a home. She said architects provide shelter to people and it is an art that influences us. She said that our architecture reflects our rich cultural history. She applauded the role of women in architecture field saying that it is great to see the progress of women in every field, particularity architecture.
The minister said it is time to unite like 2005, when a disaster hit Pakistan. She said according to constitution Internally Displaced People (IDPs) could freely move from one part of country to other. She said that we should pay tribute to IDPs for their sacrifices. She asked why could we not accommodate them if they sacrifice for Pakistan. She said we are trying to accommodate them after their registration. The entire country is under threat of terrorism and law enforcing agencies are on high alert in all the provinces.
Ejaz Ahed President IAP said that the Institute of Architects Pakistan, Karachi Chapter’s IAPEX 2009 brings together professional architects, designers, engineers, builders, and the public in direct contact with manufacturers and dealers of building products in Pakistan and overseas.
This exhibition is an ideal forum for developments in technologies and introduction of new products to meet the challenges of the new millennium.

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