Huddle brainstorms revival of tourism, cultural activities CM says sit-out cafés to be introduced so citizen can enjoy leisure time”


Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar disclosed on Friday that buffer zones will be introduced to preserve historic buildings and monuments and urban space will also be restored for citizens in the provincial metropolis.
Similarly, sit-out cafés will be introduced so that citizens can enjoy leisure time pattern on the Europe. The food stalls will be arranged at an open area on historic Mall Road and food items will be sold on pushcarts of appropriate designs, said Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar while chairing a meeting about the revival of cultural and tourism-related activities in Lahore city.
The meeting gave in-principle approval to the construction of an overhead bridge from railway station to Badshahi Masjid along with introducing street and night tourism in Lahore to attract tourists. The chief minister said that certificates will be displayed at food-carts showing quality of food items. Maryam Zamani Masjid will also be restored to re-establish its historical grandeur and rim-market will be shifted to some other place. On the occasion, the DG Walled City of Lahore Authority apprised the participants that the royal passageway is being restored from Kashmiri Bazaar to Dabbi Bazaar. The meeting also reviewed setting up of open-air food streets at different places in the provincial metropolis.
Secretary Local Government, Secretary Auqaf, Secretary Tourism, Commissioner and DC Lahore and DG PHA attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed holding of revenue public-service kutcheries for providing prompt relief to people as well as address their grievances concerning revenue matters. Public revenue service kutcheries were held for the first time in the province and revenue related problems of thousands of citizens were resolved on-the-spot. Usman Buzdar said that every month on the first working day, officers concerned will remain present in such kutcheries from 10.00am to 3.00pm so that people’s problems could be resolved under one roof.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar directed to devise a master plan for repair and maintenance of shrines of Sufi saints. While presiding over a meeting, the CM stated that green-belt and the park will be developed at the area connected with Data Darbar. The meeting decided to reserve the passageway for pedestrians; and to ensure smooth flow of traffic around Data Darbar, the basement area will be reserved for parking. The lift will be fitted along with the construction of 100 new toilets. The meeting also deliberated upon underground passageways for pedestrians near Data Darbar besides reviewing the project of repair and maintenance of Hazrat Baba Mouj Darya’s shrine.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that 126 new corona cases have been reported during the last 24 hours and active patients are 1,681 in the province. Two patients have died during the last 24 hours, he said and added 95,687 have been recovered out of a total 99,605.