MULTAN: As Rs251 million were allocated for the Walled City Project in Multan, the concerned authorities were directed to start the work for the revival of city’s heritage sites, in a meeting presided jointly over by Punjab Parliamentary Secretary on Information and Culture Nadeem Qureshi and Deputy Commissioner Amir Khatak as the project director.
Out of the agreed 41 development initiatives under Pak-Italy Debt for Development Swap Agreement (PIDSA), three components were to be completed at a cost of Rs251 million. After completing renovations of Musafir Khana near Darbar Musa Pak Shaheed and conservation of Haram Gate, heritage revival initiatives under WCP is set to be completed.
To conserve and renovate 87 shops of Punjab’s second-largest Sarafa Bazaar up to a length of 100 metres and to revive historical Pak Gate, Rs33 million would be invested, along with reviving the three missing gates and fortification wall under the project said Project Director DC Amir Khatak.
The committee was further informed that a century-old Clock Tower building will be converted old into Pak-Italian Resource centre, as all encroachments from the monuments will be removed and a ban placed on pasting and installing banners on historical buildings and structures.
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