Tourism Department to Restore Historical Fort in Tulaja


Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Tourism Asif Mehmood has chaired a high-level meeting to review the renovation and rehabilitation of the historical fort of Tulaja, district Khushab. The meeting was attended by the Secretary Tourism and Archaeology Department (TAD) Capt (R) Mushtaq Ahmad, DG Archaeology Punjab, Additional Secretary Kulsoom Saqib, MD TCP Tanvir Jabbar and others. Chairman archeology department of the University of Punjab, Prof Dr Muhammad Hameed also attended the meeting. During the meeting, the director of archaeology Maqsood Ahamd Malik gave a detailed briefing on the historical significance of the ancient fort of Tulaja. Adviser Asif Mehmood directed to submit an archeological study report of the site within a week. He issued instructions to ensure the provision of all facilities at the Tulaja Fort to boost the site’s tourism value. “After the completion of the renovation process, study tours of students from different universities should also be arranged so that they should know about our rich heritage,” he said. It was decided to build a track for jeeps to ensure ease of movement of tourists. The tourism department plans to upgrade public facilities on international standards, the adviser said. Secretary Tourism Capt (retd) Mushtaq Ahmad directed that a proper sitting area and food points for visitors should be developed. Further, a toilet facility will also be provided by the tourism department. Three to four viewpoints, along with fencing, should be developed at the site to assure all safety measures. He further instructed to maintain proper cleanliness of Tulaja Fort. Moreover, a parking lot and stairs will also be built for the convenience of tourists.