KARACHI: Defence Housing Authority has named a street after deceased humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi in a move to honour him.
Beach Avenue on DHA’s phase VII has been renamed as Abdus Sattar Edhi Avenue. The street runs along Sea View, a popular picnic spot for Karachiites.
The road is 5-km long and extends from Khayaban-e-Itehad to Do Darya. The decision to name the DHA street after Edhi was taken on July 4. Boards have been erected to mark the street.
Meanwhile, Karachi Development Authority’s Director General Nasir Abbas has requested Secretary Local Government in a letter to attribute major roads of the city to the humanitarian.
The letter proposes to name a section of the University road ‘from its intersection with MM Alam Road (Superhighway- Airport Link Road) up to the intersection of Abdullah Haroon Road via NIPA, Hasan Square, Jail Road, Mazare Quaid-i-Azam, Lines Area Road, Empress Market, Saddar as Abdul Sattar Edhi Road.
The letter also proposes to rename Beach Park on Beach Avenue KDA-Scheme-5, Clifton as ‘Abdul Sattar Edhi Beach Park’.
The KDA also suggested construction of an Abdul Sattar Edhi monument on the Beach Park roundabout, Clifton Block-4.