The Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab approved two resolutions on Friday from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).
The first resolution requested that the park located near the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran be named after Hazrat Salman Farsi. The second resolution requested that the Gosha Art Park at Boat Basin, Clifton, be named after renowned musician Sohail Rana.
In a letter addressed to the chief minister of Sindh, Iranian Consul General Hassan Noorani proposed naming the park next to the Consulate General of Iran after Hazrat Salman Farsi Park on the 75th anniversary of the formation of political relations between Pakistan and Iran.
The park is managed by the Parks and Horticulture Department of the KMC; as such, Wahab had the authority to approve the resolution delegated by the Sindh government.
The second resolution was to name the park at Boat Basin after renowned musician Sohail Rana in recognition of his artistic services. Rana’s credentials include the Presidential Medal of Excellence in 1981 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2012. He was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pakistan Television.
Rana has composed music for many popular films, more than 2,000 songs for children, and composed tunes for many national songs.
Both resolutions have cleared under sections 85 and 86 of Sindh Local Government Act, 2013. KMC has the right to name public places and roads after important personalities who have given great services in different areas.