Construction of Pakistan club building in full swing

DUBAI — The second concrete of the multipurpose hall of the Pakistan Sports and Recreation Club in Dubai (PSRCD) was poured on Saturday in the presence of the newly appointed Consul-General of Pakistan, Tariq Iqbal Soomro.

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Published: Sun 24 Oct 2010, 11:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:33 PM

More than 7,000 cubic feet of concrete was poured for the slab of the gallery, waiting area, podium area, services area and the staircase.

President of Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) Muhammad Riaz Farooq told Khaleej Times that Saturday’s event marks the completion of 90 per cent of the concrete works for the construction of the hall.

The multipurpose hall for seating 1,000 people, plus an indoor games facility, is being constructed by PAD at a cost of Dh6 million.

A number of prominent community members, office bearers of PAD in addition to Sardar Muhammad Khattak, Head of Chancery, and Zahida Parveen, Press Counsellor, from the Consulate General of Pakistan, were also present on the occasion.

Farooq said the construction of the hall was being continued with the Dh2 million already arranged for the purpose.

PAD has also received Dh500,000 from the Dubai Shopping Festival Fund at the Consulate while another Dh500,000 is expected from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry in a few weeks’ time, he added.

Farooq briefed the Consul-General about the current project and future plans. He hoped that with the help of the community and the Consulate, this long awaited project will be completed in due course.

Soomro showed his keen interest in the project and assured that his support will always be with PAD. He appreciated the current body of the association for reviving the project.

He said the current stage of the project is encouraging and hoped that the whole community will come forward for its early completion.

Samina Nasir, Education and Personal Development Secretary, PAD, presented a cheque to Soomro for the fund for the construction of the multipurpose hall. —

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