KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Donkey Cart Race was held from the ICI Bridge to the Commissioner Karachi Office on Sunday.

According to a statement issued from the commissioner office, Abdul Khalid secured first position, Muhammad Javed second, and Shahjehan, aka Durga, third position. Karachi Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab attended the event as chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners.

The mayor praised the event, stating that donkey cart race was a part of Karachi’s cultural heritage.

He appreciated the love of the people of Lyari for sports and their efforts to preserve their cultural heritage.

He expressed his commitment to providing opportunities for youth to engage in positive activities through sports.

He hailed the donkey cart race as a cherished aspect of Karachi’s cultural heritage, praising the people of Lyari for keeping this tradition alive despite economic challenges.

He acknowledged their dedication to preserving their cultural identity, which was deeply rooted in Karachi’s history.

The Commissioner Karachi Sports Festival, featuring donkey cart race, cycle race, and other events, is aimed at promoting positive activities for the city youth, Mr Wahab added.

The donkey cart race was inaugurated by Additional Commissioner Syed Ghulam Mehdi, who waved the flag to start the race, which began from ICI Bridge /Intersection and ended at the Commissioner’s Office along Club Road.

Commissioner Karachi Syed Hassan Naqvi, addressing on the occasion, emphasised the need for promoting sports activities in Karachi.

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2024

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