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IDEAS 2016 kicked off in Karachi

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 22, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

ISLAMABAD: The ninth four-day International Defence Exhibition and Seminar-2016 began at Expo Centre in Karachi Tuesday with 90 delegates from 43 three countries participating in the event.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the exhibition that will feature representation from 418 companies hailing from countries around the globe.


Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, all three chiefs of the armed forces, delegations from across the globe and representatives of various companies were also present in the opening ceremony.

DG Defence Expo Major General Agha Masood Akram received the guests including PM Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and chiefs of other armed forces among others in his welcome address.


The route leading to the Expo Centre from Karachi Airport has been decorated with national flags and buntings and the traffic police have announced alternate routes.

According to organizers, JF-Thunder, K8 Aircraft, Al-Khalid Tank, Fast Attack Craft Missile Boat and other defense products will be showcased in the exhibition.

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The motorists have been requested to follow the following instructions to avoid any inconvenience.

1)   All Commercial vehicles coming from Karachi Airport towards Stadium via Karsaz will be diverted towards Baloch Colony, `U' turn from Tipu Sultan Bridge towards Shaheed-e-Millat Road to approach Jail Flyover, University Road, Gharibabad etc.

2)   University Road both tracks will remain open for vehicular Traffic. However,

i) All commercial vehicles coming from SITE area to proceed

Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted from Liaquatabd No.10 to Shara-e-Pakistan.

ii) All vehicles coming from Liaquatabd, Gharibabad to proceed Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted before Hassan Square Flyover (left) towards Sahba Akhtar Road, Machli Cut, University Road University Road to NIPA and `U' Turn towards Rashid Minhas to Drig Road and Shara-e-Faisal. Hassan Square Flyover will remain closed.

3)   During Exhibition Sir Shah Suleman Road from Hassan Square up to Stadium Intersection will be closed.

4)   Only sticker bearing vehicles will be allowed to proceed from Stadium Bridge to Karachi Expo Center for their designated parking area. However rest of the vehicular Traffic will be diverted towards Stadium Road under Stadium Bridge right towards Dalmia and Millennium, similarly left towards Dhoraji, New Town PS etc.

5)   The Public and heavy vehicles coming from Sohrab Goth towards City area are advised to use Shara-e-Pakistan and Sher Shah Soori Road (Nagan Towards Board Office). Similarly Traffic coming from University Road towards City area should use NIPA left turn Rashid Minhas.

6)   Heavy, public and commercial vehicles coming from Karsaz towards Stadium will not be allowed from Karsaz Flyover.

7)   No vehicle will be permitted to park along the route, at and around Expo Centre i.e. Sir Shah Suleman Road Stadium Crossing to Hassan Square and Hassan Square to Bait ul Mukaram Masjid. The route will be kept clear from all parking and other obstructions.

The general information for the residents at and Hassan Square were: All residents at and around area of Hassan Square and other road users are requested to follow instructions of Traffic Police to avoid inconvenience.

-Sir Shah Suleman Road from Hassan Square Bridge up to National Stadium normal traffic will not be allowed. So public is requested to use Sehba Akhtar Road, Machli cut, University Road to NIPA, OR `U' turn Jafri Optics KDA Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yar Cut, Stadium Road LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz and onwards.

The people were requested to follow the instructions of Traffic Police. To avoid any inconvenience and Traffic jam situation please call Traffic Police Helpline Rahnuma- 1915. Moreover follow Traffic Police WhatsApp at 0305-9266907, Tune Sindh Police FM Radio 88.6 and follow our Facebook page at for update.--APP/SAMAA
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