Bequeathed to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) by Atiya Fyzee Rahamin, the Fyzee Rahamin Art Gallery and Library was built in 2012. The purpose for which it was handed over to the KMC, i.e. for hosting painting exhibitions, manuscripts, books, antiques and belongings of Fyzee and Atiya, was never served.
The project, under Farooq Sattar had envisioned basement car parking, the Fyzee Rahamin Art Gallery, a permanent picture gallery, an office, a contemporary painting exhibition hall and three conference rooms. The first floor was to comprise a seminar room, orchestra room and snack counter, whereas the second floor was supposed to house the Khawaja Moinuddin Auditorium, which would comprise 1,800 individual seating arrangements, an orchestra pit and revolving stage.
Both the gallery and library are dysfunctional.