The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Building is one of the many historic buildings located at M. A. Jinnah road and has evolved an iconic status as one of the landmark structures of Karachi. The foundation stone for the KMC Building was laid in 1927, construction was completed in 1930, followed by the inauguration in 1932.
On January 07 2007, City District Government of Karachi decided to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Building. On this occasion the Building went through a massive renovation project which included repairing of the Clock tower. Events are organized around the theme of "Hamara Karachi Festival 2007" they include, Mushaira, Exhibitions, Cultural and social activities.
Naib Nazima (Deputy Mayor) Nasreen Jalil announced plans to organise a platinum jubilee festival of the City District Council building (old KMC Building) on completing 75 years in January 2007. The celebrations named ‘Hamara Karachi’ (Our Karachi) will start from January 7 in all 18 towns of the city and peak with three days of central festivities to be held in the old KMC building premises on January 16, 17, and 18 before its grand final on the 20th, he added
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