Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi and Senator Ishaq Dar inaugurated the 980th Urs celebrations of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali-bin-Usman Al-Hajveri (RA) at his shrine by laying a ceremonial wreath on Tuesday.
During the ceremony, Qari Sadaqat Ali Shah recited verses from the Holy Quran, while Umar Chishti and his companions recited Naat. Mohsin Naqvi and others offered prayers for the progress and prosperity of the country at the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali-bin-Usman Al-Hajveri (RA). He also inaugurated the distribution of free milk and performed book launching of books of Dr Tahir Raza on Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali-bin-Usman Al-Hajveri (RA). He extended his congratulations to devotees of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh from around the world, assuring them that all necessary facilities would be provided to visitors during the Urs celebration. He mentioned that arrangements for Langar (free food) were well-organized and emphasized that free milk distribution had also been meticulously planned. Furthermore, the CM expressed his commitment to providing the highest level of hospitality to the visitors. He highlighted the significant role of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh and other religious scholars in promoting peace and harmony in the subcontinent. Former Federal Minister Ishaq Dar, Provincial Ministers Azfar Ali Nasir & Amir Mir, Additional Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), secretary auqaf, commissioner Lahore, CCPO, DIG (Operations), secretary to CM, secretary (coord) to CM, Bilal Yasin, Mian Mujtaba-ul-Rehman, Aziz-ul-Rehman Chan and thousands of devotees attended the ceremony.
Moreover, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Tuesday visited “Punjab Quaid District Project” in the Center Point area, Lahore, specifically inspecting progress on the Center Point Underpass Project along Walton Road CBD (Central Business District). During the visit, CBD officials briefed the CM on the newest underpass in Lahore, highlighting the installation of soft lights designed for safe driving, a first-of-its-kind feature in an underpass in the city. CBD CEO Imran Amin briefed the CM on the “Punjab Quaid District Project,” and revealed that the earthwork for the road from Center Point to the Walton Overhead Bridge had been completed and was scheduled for asphalt laying by September 15.
Once completed, this connection between Center Point and Walton Road was expected to reduce travel time to just three minutes. The briefing further informed that the Akbar Chowk project was slated to become a state-of-the-art addition to Lahore, with plans to complete the Ghora Chowk and ADA Nala projects within their respective time lines. The CM also assessed the commencement of the overhead bridge project on the Walton railway track.