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Scope of WCLA to be expanded to the whole of Punjab: Usman Buzdar

Lahore, January 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided the meeting of Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) at his office here on Tuesday. The meeting decided to expand the scope of Walled City of Lahore Authority to whole of the province.

Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister said that Lahore and many other cities enjoy historical importance and they could also promote tourism. PTI government is working to develop the tourism sector on permanent basis. The restoration of historic buildings, according to their original shape, will help to promote the tourism in the province, he added.

Chief Minister directed that a committee should be constituted under the chair of Chief Secretary to expand the scope of WCLA to other cities. This committee would propose necessary steps in this regard. He said that historic Hiran Minar should be developed as an attractive tourist-spot. The meeting also accorded approval to hold festival for appositely projecting the multifaceted history and culture of the Punjab province. This festival would help to project the soft image of Pakistan, the Chief Minister concluded.

DG WCLA Kamran Lashari briefed the meeting about the organizational performance and the restoration of historic buildings. Senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Chairman Heritage Conservation Board Yousaf Salahuddin, Chairman P and D, secretaries of finance, local government and Auqaf departments, Commissioner Lahore Division, spokesman to CM Dr. Shahbaz Gill and others attended the meeting.

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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