KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan and the 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 SBP Acting Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Sunday will be celebrated as “Clean Chundrigar Road-2014” day.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the State Bank of Pakistan wherein Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebaad Khan will be the chief guest. It will mark the beginning of a year-long campaign to clean 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.
Each bank will be responsible for cleanliness of the section assigned to it. The State Bank will be a part of the actual cleaning efforts and will offer assistance and play the coordinator role.
Apart from the acting governor of SBP, deputy governors and senior officers of the State Bank, Commissioner Karachi, City District government officials and workers, representatives from commercial banks and other enterprises will join the campaign.
The SBP museum will remain open on Saturday and Sunday during the programme.
Moreover, a beautification campaign of the road and security enhancing drive has also been planned.