CM in principle approves to upgrade shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh


Meets Chinese delegation

A meeting held under the chair of Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at his office, in principle approved to upgrade the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hujwiri Data Ganj Bakhsh (RA).

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said that automatic umbrellas will be installed so that thousands of pilgrims could be able to sit in the courtyard during the summer season.

While approving the plan to expand the verandah around the shrine, the CM said that the expansion of the shrine will provide convenience to the visitors. Explosive detectives will be installed to make the underground parking safe, he noted. Pervaiz Elahi ordered action to end encroachments and illegal occupation around the complex.

In the meeting, the proposals to build a vertical parking plaza near the shrine and to build an underground or an overhead bridge for visitors crossing the road in front of the Mazar complex were reviewed. The chief minister directed to replace the rotten water supply for the shrine complex.

Hafiz Ammar Yasir MPA, Provincial Advisor Aamir Saeed Raan, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Commissioner Lahore Division, secretaries, NESPAK officials, chairman and members of Data Darbar Affairs attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, The Chinese delegation led by Gao Qiang vice president of Sinovac Global met Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at his office on Monday and expressed willingness to invest 200 million dollars (about 45 billion rupees) in Punjab. The Chinese company will set up a factory to manufacture plasma medicine products in Punjab which will cost about 45 billion rupees. It will also export items worth 500 million dollars.

The CM said that the Sinovac Company will be provided land on a priority basis in CPEC Industrial Estate Faisalabad. I laid the foundation stone of this industrial estate in my previous period which contains all the necessary facilities, he said.

All the required facilities will be provided to the company in Punjab; he said and added that this project will not only benefit Punjab but the whole of Pakistan and it will be carried forward on a fast-track basis to ensure early completion.

This project will create new employment opportunities and will become a new example for Pakistan-China friendship, he added. Sinovac Company’s plan to set up a factory to manufacture plasma medicine products in Punjab is a milestone.

The company’s willingness to invest billions of rupees in Punjab is very welcome.

We thank Sinovac company for supplying vaccines to Pakistan during the Corona epidemic. Planning a factory to manufacture plasma medicine products in Punjab is a big step, he added.

Chairman Dean Holdings SM Naveed, Chairman Fazal Deen & Sons Suhail Ahmad Kabir, former president Bank of Punjab Hamesh Khan, secretary industries, secretary primary and secondary health, special secretary specialized healthcare and medical education, chief executive officer PBIT and others were present. The Chinese delegation included technical consultants Mr Sun Sicai, Mr Gu Hao, Mr Lu Feng, Ms Sun Shasha, Ms He Likun, Ms Li Zixuan and others.


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