KARACHI: Assistant Commissioner Hazim Bangwar of North Nazimabad has spearheaded a unique project that aims to transform unused government spaces into recreational areas for the people of his area.
The spaces under flyovers and overhead bridges, which were often left vacant or become dumping sites for garbage, will be repurposed to promote healthy activities and sports.
The idea of converting such spaces into sports courts was initially implemented by Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab under Cantt Bridge, where a vibrant basketball court was created.
This idea was inspired by an Indian citizen’s video, which showcased a play area developed under an overhead bridge to provide young people with a platform for healthy activities.
Now, Bangwar has promised a similar project to the residents of his North Nazimabad area.
He shared pictures on his Twitter handle of a site visit to discuss the work plan, writing, “North Nazimabad, you requested this? You’re getting this!”
And it’s has begun. The recreational area under the flyover request by the people of North Nazamabad. #hazimbangwar #assistantcommissioner #northnazamabad #karachi #development pic.twitter.com/cX31f6uycc
— Hazim Bangwar (@HazimBangwar) April 1, 2023
Bangwar, a decorated PMS officer and current Assistant Commissioner of North Nazimabad, Karachi, is a fashion designer, singer, and songwriter and is known for his vibrant personality and eclectic tastes.
He is passionate about education, environmental and animal welfare, and emergency response programs in Pakistan.
Bangwar has supported numerous local and international non-profit organizations, including WWF, SOS, Oceana, Amnesty International, Dar Ul Sakoon, Project Aware, and PETA.
Through his foundation, the Hazim Bangwar Foundation (HBF), he aims to support diverse causes.
Under Bangwar’s leadership, the North Nazimabad area is expected to benefit from these innovative projects that utilize unoccupied government spaces to promote healthy activities and sports.