KARACHI Dec 04,2021- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with Byram Awari inaugurated the Dinshaw. B Avari Road, constructed from Kemari Bridge to Khamis Gate Kemari at a cost of Rs 40 million.
The soft opening ceremony was attended by Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab, Byram D. Avari and his family members and other dignitaries of the Parsi community.
The Chief Minister Sindh said that the Dinshaw. B Avari road connects the port with Karachi, including its industrial areas and imports and exports from outside the country which is known as “Gateway to Pakistan”.
He said that for the smooth and flow of freight traffic coming and going from Pakistan, its improvement in all respects, is of utmost importance.
Murad Ali Shah said that this road takes passengers to their destination to take people and goods vehicles to Baba Bhit Island and Manohra. He further said that earlier the condition of the road was very dilapidated due to which there were long delays and traffic jams but there was also fatigue and loss of fuel. The Chief Minister Sindh said that in this way the Sindh government undertook the task of improving the road through KMC which includes renovation of existing tracks and improvement of drainage system which is the major reason for its deterioration.
In addition, road electrification has also been upgraded. Murad Ali Shah said that although the road covers only two kilometers but its improvement and upgradation has changed the area in many ways. He further said that apart from the road in Kemari district, Rs 1400 million for road construction, Rs 500 million for development of Manohra Beach Front on Mason Road and development of site roads at 15 different locations and Baba. An investment of Rs 1037 million has been made for the construction of jetties at Baba Bhit and Mubarak Village.
Who was Dinsha Bairam G. Avari?
The Chief Minister Sindh said that the said road was named after Mr. Dinshaw Bairam G. Avari who was born on 22nd August 1902 in a humble family. Mr. Dinshaw Bairam G. Avari studied at the orphanage because his mother had died and his father had to work during the day. He studied B.Com in the light of sea lantern. After that he worked as a clerk in a Canadian insurance company and due to his hard work and dedication he was promoted as a manager in Karachi and then became the general manager of Sindh, Balochistan, NWFP, Punjab and Afghanistan. He later turned his career into a hotel business where he traveled extensively.
Dinshaw.B Awari Road was built by the British Government who is a founding member of Rotary and a trustee of several Parsi Trusts, including the Karachi Parsi Anjuman. Among other social activities, he is the Founder and President of Trustee BVS Boys & Mama Parsi Girls School and BMH Parsi Hospital, Dumb and Deaf Center, Founding Member of Pakistan Sea Scouts, Member Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was also a member of the Hotels Association of Pakistan and a member of the Sindh Red Cross Red Crescent Society.
The Sindh Chief Minister said that being a self-made man, Mr. Dinshaw never forgot the lower class and the poor and their doors were open 24 hours a day.
He said his goal was to trust everyone until they could prove it. He died on December 18, 1988. However, their legacy continues today. Their principles and philosophy laid the foundations of the Avari family and group.
The Sindh Chief Minister said that he is sure and I know that his son has also continued his legacy in social services. Mr. Byram D. Avari also addressed on the occasion and appreciated the initiative of Sindh government to name an important road after his father.