Gul Bahao in a statement has announced holding of an exhibition called “Busti Benazir” on Sunday and Monday, the 3rd and 4th of January 2010. The exhibition will be portraying a new concept of “urban dwelling”. It is meant to give a glimpse of what urban areas in Sindh will start looking in the near future. “Chandi Ghar” (alternate housing), fuel pack (fuel for running power plants), “Choora Chara” (fodder for animals), “Safai/Kamai” Bank, a new kind of a bank, “Paaki Pani” (water purifying method) are the innovations which will completely change the lives of the people. These are the result of 16 years of research and an expenditure of more than 8 crores of rupees.

These innovations did not spring into being all at once, several young men trained as artisans worked on different aspects of the innovations, refining them from time to time. For months, seventy young men and more than a dozen trucks and Suzukis used to go all over Karachi, including the Export Processing Zone and collected tones of waste material. Millions of rupees were collected as loans and donations from hundreds of Karachittes to finance these activities, accounting for 30-40% of the total expenses while more than 60% of the expenses were covered through sale of waste material.

Gul Bahao exhibition announcement – Busti Benazir