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Punjab Chief Minister lays the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib

Lahore,
July 12, 2019 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar today visited
Nankana Sahib District where he was warmly received by federal interior
minister Brig. (R) Ijaz Shah, assembly members and the district administration.
Usman Buzdar inaugurated the first TDCP motel of Tourism Development Corporation
of Punjab which has been completed with the cost of Rs.13 crore to help promote
religious tourism in the district. He also planted a sapling and expressed the
satisfaction that the new facility will provide the best facilities to Sikh
pilgrims and other tourists. Punjab government is providing best facilities to
the Sikh community at their religious places under a policy of religious
harmony, he added.

Usman
Buzdar also laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University which is
first of its kind in the province. This university will comprise of 10 acres of
land and will be completed with an amount of Rs. six billion. This university
is an important step towards completion of Prime Minister’s promises and would
help lakhs of students of Nankana Sahib District and other adjoining areas.

The
Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of project of repair and maintenance
of entry roads of the district which will be completed with an amount of Rs. 15
crores. Pir Ahmed Shah road will be dualized and Gurdawara Tanboo Sahib to
Gurdwara Janam Asthaan via Dholaar Chowk will be repaired and Larri Adda road
will be expanded. Similarly, link road connecting the Guru Nanak University to
Nankana-Warburton road will be constructed as well.

The
Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of construction of Shah Kot tehsil
complex project which will be completed with a cost of Rs.11 crore. Federal
interior minister Ijaz Shah hosted a luncheon in honour of Punjab Chief
Minister which was attended by assembly members and local notables. In his
address to the gathering, Usman Buzdar said that development of all the areas
will be ensured and added that neglected districts like Nankana Sahib will be
brought at par with developed cities.

Establishment
of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib is part of Prime Minister’s
vision, he said. Development schemes for Nankana Sahib and other districts will
be continued. The repair and construction of roads will help to increase the
opportunities of development and prosperity of the people, he added. Ijaz Shah
thanked the Chief Minister for his visit.

For more information, contact:

Directorate General Public Relations,
Punjab (DGPR)

Government of the Punjab

21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road),
Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2

Fax: +92-42-99201371-2

E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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