Shrines, mosques renovation top priority: Minister

Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Auqaf Syed Saeed ul Hassan Shah has said that Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Dargah is a university of spirituality where hundreds of devotees from all over the world are attending daily and benefiting their souls with spiritual bounty.

Speaking during a meeting with a 15-member delegation of scholars and students here on Monday, he said that according to the vision of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the darbars and mosques under the administration of the Auqaf department are being renovated.

Saeed ul Hassan Shah that a water storage tank has been set up at the Data Darbar to store used ablution water.

The project has cost Rs 13.689 million and 90% of the work has been completed while 10% of the work will be completed in a month.

He said that this water tank will be able to store 60,000 gallons of water.

The provincial minister said that a wastewater tank has been set up at Data Darbar Hospital. For this purpose, a 25 inch long PVC pipeline of 10 inches diameter has been laid from Darbar to the hospital.

The manholes of this pipeline have strong lids to prevent rainwater runoff. Similarly, used drainage lines are regularly checked.

Saeed ul Hassan Shah added that water from the Data Darbar’s ablution room would be used by tankers to wash nurseries, green belts, and roads. In this regard, PHA tankers have started taking water from storage tanks experimentally.

He further said that wastewater tanks would be set up in darbars and mosques and used water would be collected and used.