Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi chaired a progress review meeting on Walled City of Lahore Authority projects at the Chief Minister's Office. During the session, the restoration of Kharak Singh's historic mansion took center stage, with plans to refurbish its rooms for tourism promotion, ensuring standard facilities for tourists' accommodation.
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi directed the initiation of necessary steps for relocating the Rim Market and accelerating work on the Lahore Fort Cafe. The meeting also assessed progress on the restoration projects for the historical gates of Lahore and fort Kohna Qasim Bagh in Multan. Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the timely completion of these projects, emphasizing the restoration of the wall around the historical gates to its original condition for full protection.
Highlighting the historical significance of Lahore's gates and fort Kohna Qasim Bagh in Multan, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi envisioned them becoming key attractions for tourists post-restoration. The meeting disclosed plans to remove poles on Mall Road to restore its historical character, with post-restoration management involving the hiring of experts.
During the briefing, DG Walled City of Lahore Authority Kamran Lashari revealed swift progress in the restoration of Bradley Hall in Lahore, a venue where notable figures like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi, and Bhagat Singh have addressed. The historic Barkat Ali Islamia Hall in Lahore is also undergoing restoration. The Authority is committed to restoring 10 shrines to their historical and ancient conditions.
The meeting was attended by Provincial Ministers Amir Mir, Azfar Ali Nasir, Bilal Afzal, Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman Planning and Development Board, Secretaries of Local Government, Housing, Communication and works, Auqaf, Finance, Commissioner Lahore Division, Deputy Commissioner, and other relevant officers.