CM visits Data Darbar Complex, orders reopening of car parking facility


Seeks report on hurdles in supply of free flour

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi visited the Data Darbar Complex and ordered reopening of the car parking facility for visitors, which had been kept closed since 2010 due to security reasons.

To ensure a smooth reopening, a committee was constituted to develop standard operating procedures for resuming the parking operation after a gap of 13 years. He also inspected the almonry and said that the preparation and distribution of food should be done according to international standards.

The CM expressed his commitment to renovate the original hujra and verandah of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh shrine. A committee had been set up to provide final recommendations in this regard. Additionally, he lauded the agreement with the Madina Foundation, which would expand the corridors around the shrine, increasing visitors’ capacity from three thousand to five thousand.

The CM chaired a meeting at Hajveri Hall to review the expansion plan of Data Darbar, parking and security arrangements for visitors. He also laid a wreath at the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh and prayed for the country’s development and prosperity and stability.
Provincial Auqaf Minister Syed Azfar Ali Nasir, Minister Information Amir Mir, chief secretary, Mian Muhammad Rasheed of Madina Foundation, Muhammad Aslam Tareen, Addl IG (Special Branch), CCPO Lahore, secretary auqaf, commissioner Lahore, CTO, GM NESPAK, Khateeb Data Darbar Masjid Mufti Ramzan Sialvi, Administrator Data Darbar and others attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has expressed concerns over reports of disorder in certain cities related to distribution of free flour under the Ramazan relief package.

In response, he directed the provincial administration to provide a detailed report on the matter. The CM also ordered to improve arrangements for supply of free flour so that citizens do not face any difficulties.

Commissioners, regional police officer, deputy commissioners and district police officers have been directed to visit the distribution centres in their respective areas to promptly address any issues and submit a report.

Moreover, any complaints regarding provision of free flour should be resolved immediately, he said and emphasised the need to expedite verification process for citizens while ensuring that they receive their flour supply without any delay.