I AM Karachi celebrated the second official “I AM Karachi Day” on 26th March 2016, at Frere Hall, Karachi. On the occasion of IAK Day, the first-ever I AM Karachi Awards were presented to honour the contribution of the city’s dedicated and unrecognized heroes.

The first I AM Karachi Awards have established themselves as the only civic responsibility and diversity awards exclusively for residents of the city. The award function was headlined by a spellbinding rock-symphonic version of the national anthem by Sounds of Kolachi with the talented youth of Karachi. Award-winning pop stars Sara Haider, Zoe Viccaji and traditional singers were also showcased at the event.

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I Am Karachi
I Am Karachi

President of IAK, Jameel Yusuf S.St described it as a “celebration of the success of the city’s resilient spirit” and announced that the awards will be given out throughout the course of the year.

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Event ceremonies were hosted by Karachi icons Deepak Perwani and Atiya Khan who discussed the necessity of diverse culture in a megacity like Karachi. This was followed by Vice President of Society for IAK, Mr Amin Hashwani who announced the official launch of a city-wide IAK Sports Festival that will begin next month. Founding member Ms Rumana Hussain also announced the launch of a new wave of IAK ‘Walls of Peace’ – where young artists cover hateful graffiti with their artistic creations to reclaim public space.

I Am Karachi
I Am Karachi

The event was attended by business leaders, celebrities, socialites and many others, and the awards were distributed by notable figures including Ronak Lakhani, Zubaida Mustafa, Talat Hussain, Ishrat Hussain and Fuzon.

Commissioner Karachi Asif Hyder Shah praised the spirit of citizenship and said only if the citizens of Karachi will stand united, only then there is their hope for a prosperous Sindh and eventually a flourishing Pakistan.

The event was managed and executed by Polaris with PR & Social Media by Mindmap Communications.

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Here are some pictures from the event

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