Lahore, November 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to Greater Iqbal Park after visiting Mazar-e-Iqbal on the eve of Yaum-e-Iqbal, today. The Chief Minister reviewed pace of work and various parts of the park. Commissioner Lahore Division and Director General PHA gave a briefing to the Chief Minister on the development work. The Chief Minister also inspected the lake, dancing fountains, food court, parking area and play area as well as other sections being built in the Greater Iqbal Park and issued on the spot instructions to authorities concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Greater Iqbal Park is the first and a unique project that would apprise younger generation of the importance of Pakistan ideology. He said that Pakistan was achieved after supreme sacrifices under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam. He said that Pakistan Movement is unprecedented in the history of the world. He said that it is national obligation to introduce new generation with the sacrifices of the founders of the country during Pakistan Movement.
He said that Greater Iqbal Park is very important with regard to highlighting the importance of Pakistan Movement and unprecedented sacrifices of national heroes. He said that a history museum is also being constructed under the project relating to Pakistan Movement and this project is a milestone to apprise the new generation of the sacrifices made during struggle for freedom.
Shehbaz Sharif said that Greater Iqbal Park will be a masterpiece of quality and a state-of-the-art project which will not only play an important role in highlighting the importance of cultural and historical heritage of Pakistan but will also prove helpful in promoting awareness about Pakistan Movement and services and sacrifices of national heroes. The Chief Minister said that best recreational facilities will become available to the people with the completion of the project.
He said that 120 acres land has been allocated for the project on which a sum of more than 1186 million rupees is being spent. He directed concerned authorities to speedily complete construction work on this most important project of historical nature and food court and other services should be outsourced. He said that no compromise would be made on the standard of this important project. The Chief Minister directed concerned authorities to complete the project at the earliest.
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