The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) held a Karachi Green Marathon at Sea View on Saturday morning on the birthday of our founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The focus is to promote a clean and green city and a healthy lifestyle. The Momina & Duraid Foundation organized the event with Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. A unique feature was planting seedlings by participants who included many of the school’s students.
10-km category for men and women :
In the men’s 10km race, Ali Sohail was declared the winner, and Akhtar Ali, M. Sajad, Ikram, and Waqas came in second, third, fourth, and fifth place. Moreover, in the same category for women, Farah Mehwish took the first position, and Rabia Aashiq, Sehrish, Nimra, and Sarah Muneer took the following positions.
5-km race for men and women:
Israr Khattak and Rabia won the five-kilometer race for men and women, respectively. Erum, Maria, Iqra, and Maria have taken consecutive positions in this category for women. However, Zerlina Duraid, the event’s chief organizer, said It is encouraging to see that this event brings us together as a community. All this is a good intention, and this is the beginning of a healthy Karachi.
Opening ceremony: Murtaza Wahab:
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the race, Murtaza Wahab said they should all work together to improve the image of Karachi. Somewhere, Karachi’s colors were dim, but now the city is changing, which is heartwarming. A marathon is being held during Quaid-e-Azam’s birthday. Further, he said the outsiders would take part in the Karachi Green Marathon next year. However, the director also ran a long-distance race with other participants. The event was attended by many residents from different parts of the city.
The director of KMC:
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the administrator said Karachi is a city of lights rising, and it was a start. He said all citizens, including minorities, had the full freedom to participate in their interests. Citizens took part in the Karachi Green Marathon under various categories. I am very happy to see that many children, youth, and the elderly, especially women, have participated in this competition, suggesting that Karachi’s people love healthy activities.
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