Secretary Tourism & Archaeology Department (TAD) Ehsan Bhutta visited different historical and heritage monuments in Lahore to witness progress of development by Archaeology Directorate.
According to the spokesman TAD, during his day long visit the Secretary inspected ongoing renovation work at Chuburji gardens, Nadira Begum tomb near Hazrat Mian Mir Shrine, Khan Bahdur Khan Tomb in Railway colony, Ali Mardan Khan tomb ( railways locomotive area), Surru wala tomb, Auqaf’s Shahi Masjid and Ishan Mosque/ Tomb in Begum Pura area.
Secretary TAD directed that work on Chuburji, Nadira Begum and Khan Bhahdur Khan tomb be completed by 15th June so as to prepare their inaugurations eventually.
He appreciated progress of artisans of Archeology Directorate and issued instructions for further improvement.
Director Archaeology Maqsood Malik and Deputy Director Anjum Quershi briefed him on progress.
Ehsan Bhtta, Secretary TAD said that “Matter of closure of Ali Mardan Shah Tomb by Railways authorities will be raised before concerned quarters”.
He directed the director Archaeology to meet Divisional Superintendent Railways, Lahore to get it opened under a mutually agreed MOU which forces both parties to keep opened the tomb for general public.
He also visited Surru wala tomb and shown his displeasure on wild growth there, directing the staff of archaeology to remove the same. “Plant flowers and install information boards at the tomb”, directed the Secretary.