ISLAMABAD: The city administrator of Karachi said on Friday the country's seaside metropolis needed entertainment while asking its residents to enjoy the experience of a new drive-in cinema that was launched later in the day.
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has set up the Sunset Cinema near the Beach View Park where it plans to screen critically acclaimed movies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
"Our #Karachi needs familiar entertainment," said Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, the city administrator, in a Twitter post. "Keeping #COVID19 & [Karachi] weather in mind, KMC has initiated a Drive-In Cinema experience with #sunsetcinema. Starting from tonight. Do check it out!"
Karachi is frequently described as Pakistan's commercial capital and makes significant contribution to the national economy.
However, the provincial administration of Sindh imposed strict coronavirus restrictions in the city to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in recent months.
The lockdowns particularly affected businesses and shopping centers, bringing about significant disruption in the lives of Karachi's residents.
The Sunset Cinema is likely to provide some relief to the people of the city since its management seeks to provide entertainment at affordable rates by running the place on a no-profit-no-loss basis.