Venue

The symposium will be held at the beautiful campus of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. The ICCBS campus is located at about 20 minutes’ drive from the Jinnah International Airport (Karachi), and about 30 minutes’ driving distance from the largest shopping areas in the center of the city. Banks, post office, stores, restaurants, and travel agencies are also located within short distance of the symposium venue. Evening shuttles will run during the symposium for the participants staying on-campus to take them to various shopping centers and other attractions in the city.

Some of the City's Attractions include:

Mazar-e-Quaid (Jinnah Mausoleum)

Mazar-e-Quaid is one of the most impressive landmarks in Karachi which refers to the tomb of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. It is also known as the Quaid-E-Azam's Mausoleum or National Mausoleum. This monument is situated at the heart of the city which was completed in 1960s. The graves of the 'Quaid-e-Millat' i.e. Liaqat Ali Khan who was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and Quaid's sister Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah are located nearby.


Mohatta Palace

Mohatta Palace was built in the late 1920's by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta. He was a Hindu businessman from Marwar who used this palace as his summer home. It has an area of around 18,500 sq. feet and it is built in the style of stone palaces in Rajasthan. The windows, stone brackets, spandrels, domes, balustrades with floral motifs and railings are just amazing. A beautiful family temple dedicated to Hindu God, lord Shiva is situated on the terrace of the Palace. Now days, it hosts a museum which exhibits the early history of Sindh, the freedom struggle and information about the city of Karachi.


Frere Hall

During the days of British rule, some public buildings like Frere Hall (1865) and the Empress Market (1890) were constructed in the city. The Frere Hall is a well-preserved beautiful structure that still exists in the city. It was built in honour of Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (Commissioner of Sind 1851-1859) who promoted some economic developments in Karachi. Mr. Benjamin Flinch then developed a garden around it. This yellowish Karachi limestone building has two floors comprising a hall, an orchestral gallery and the Liaquat Municipal Library at the ground floor.


Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim

Previously named as Jehangir Kothari Park, Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim is country's largest park situated along the Arabian Sea in Clifton, Karachi. The park covers an area of around 130 acres. It has an accommodation capacity of about 300,000 people at a time. It has hundreds of trees, stone benches, lighting towers and footlights for the visitor's convenience. It is open for 24 hours a day.


Beaches of Karachi

Karachi is a beaching heaven. With its shiny sunny beaches, Karachi is one of the most popular beach cities in the world. The relatively mild climate and the sunny days makes the experience much more amazing. Walk along the beaches, under clear skies at night is an experience worth a travel itself. The coastal beauty becomes more breath taking after dusk when the beach is dotted by white streetlights. Karachi's awesome coastal line is itself a great reason to visit the city.

Clifton, the chief and the most popular beach in Karachi is famous for its silver sand.  Hawks bay is not only attractive to beach lovers but also to sea turtles as it serves as the breeding ground for these endangered creatures. The Paradise Point attracts visitors with its rock promontory and a natural rock arch.


The Hawkes Bay Beach


The Paradise Point

                                                                                                       Clifton at night (Sea View)