Senior Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that Punjab’s biggest winter family festival is being held in Jilani Park after 15 years, the grand opening of which will be held today, November 17. The festival will continue for a month and children, women and citizens will enjoy this event which contains the best food courts and restaurants for the traditional cuisine of Lahore.
Senior Minister Aslam Iqbal said this while addressing a press conference regarding the winter family festival at Jilani Park on Wednesday. Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Amir Jan, CCPO Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and DG PHA Zeeshan Javed were also present.
The senior minister said that 20 to 25 thousand people will participate in the festival daily and the number of participants may increase to one lakh on weekends. He said that the security and other arrangements have been completed and it will be the best event in the history of the province. The purpose of organizing the mega event is to attract people to the parks and grounds, he added.
Aslam Iqbal said that steps are being taken to beautify the entrance and exit points of Lahore. The work on improving Shahdara, Babusabu interchange and Gajumata entrances are in full swing. The underpass is designed to improve the flow of traffic on the Gulshan Ravi Bund Road. The lighting system is being improved in city parks under a phased programme, he mentioned.
In response to a question, the senior minister said that instructions have been issued to regularize the gardeners and the PHA is ordered to take steps with the concerned union to regularize the gardeners.