The Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA) has been entrusted with the responsibility to preserve and conserve the tomb of Mir Chakar Khan Rind (Chakar-e-Azam) as per prescribed guidelines of conservation and also to promote tourism.
All codal formalities including tendering procedure have been completed and physical work will start on Oct 1, 2019 and complete in 12 months, said WCLA spokesman on Thursday.
Mir Chakar Khan was a Baloch chieftain in the 15th century and he was considered as a folk hero of the Baloch people and the most important figure in the Baloch epic ‘Hani’ and ‘Sheh Mureed’. In the 15th century, Mir Chakar Khan Rind became the first ruler of Balochistan and established the first Kingdom of Balochistan. Today he lies buried in Satgarah, about 80 kilometres from Lahore (Okara district).
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdaar has taken the initiative to rehabilitate and conserve the tomb of Chakar-e-Azam and allied Sikh-time walled city, as part of heritage conservation and promotion of heritage tourism. This project also indicated the vision for inter-provincial harmony.