Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has approved the installation of automated umbrellas at the compounds of shrines of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh in Lahore and Hazrat Fariduddin Masood Ganj Shakar in Pakpattan. While chairing a meeting about the Auqaf Department at his office, the CM ordered to complete the water supply scheme of Data Darbar in two weeks. He was told that a 1500 feet long water supply line, out of a total of four thousand feet, has been replaced while the rest of the work is going on in full swing. He also approved the construction of a multi storey parking plaza which would be linked with Data Darbar’s basement through an underground passage.
It would also be linked through an overhead bridge for pedestrians. Visitors, parking their vehicles in the parking plaza, would use the overhead bridge to cross the road, and a modern security system would be installed in the parking plaza. The CM announced that the remodelling and surface-lifting of Data Darbar Chowk would be done and disclosed that the initial plan for the upgradation of Darbar Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakar has also been chalked out. Giving the details, he added that an overhead bridge would be built along with a parking plaza for visitors.
He also ordered early completion of the provision of facilities for visitors including the upgradation of the dispensary and almonry of Darbar Fariduddin Ganj Shakar. Besides, the provision of facilities in Darbar Baba Hazrat Moj Darya would be completed soon; he added and informed that funds for special allowance announced for Auqaf Dept employees have been released.
Special Assistant Auqaf Syed Rafaqat Ali Gillani, Qaiser Abbas Magsi MPA, Mian Rasheed, chairman Data Darbar religious affairs committee Muhammad Shahid Hameed, secretary Haider Iqbal, members Ch. Ali Iqbal, Asif Qadri, Raza Nawaz, Mian Imran, Sarwar Alvi, Manzoor Ch. and Raja Zahid Saeed Rasheed attended the meeting while ACS (Home) Capt (r) Asadullah Khan, Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, secretaries of C&W, Auqaf, tourism, housing depts and commissioner Lahore also attended the meeting while commissioner Sahiwal and DC Pakpattan participated through video link.