Plan to preserve seven buildings on The Mall

LAHORE, July 13: Seven historical buildings on The Mall will be preserved.

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik on Friday. District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal and other officials concerned also attended the meeting. The commissioner said as the restoration of historical buildings in their real shape was a challenging job, the project would increase the beauty of The Mall.

The DCO directed the Municipal Services EDO to prepare a technical and financial proposal to rehabilitate buildings after monsoon.

Participants in the meeting also accepted a proposal to establish a revolving fund for the project. They also sought help for mobilising the media, civil society, traders and other segments of society to accomplish this project successfully.

ORDER: The DCO has ordered a survey of all old and dangerous commercial and residential buildings in the city, directing the authorities concerned to submit a report within a week.

According to officials, the DCO took the action in order to avoid any building collapse incident during the monsoon season.

POLIO: Special Assistant Khwaja Salman Rafique and DCO Noorul Amin Mengal on Friday inaugurated the anti-polio drive by administering drops to children in the Cantonment area. The CDGL is scheduled to launch a three-day anti-polio drive on July 16, says a press release. — Staff Reporter