Restoration of buildings begins

LAHORE, Nov 6: The city district government has formally launched work to restore facades of the four main buildings of British era situated on The Mall under the Dilkash Lahore Project.

Officials told Dawn on Tuesday that the buildings that were being rehabilitated under the project included Ghulam Rasool building, Bava Dinga Singh building, Ahmad Mansion and NICL building.

According to the Lahore DCO, a sum of Rs100 million was initially allocated for the purpose under the CDGL’s annual development programme.

He said under the project, a steering committee was also working to identify more buildings on The Mall and other city roads for restoration.He said the main objective of the project was to save the city heritage by rehabilitating such buildings.

SCHOOL: Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik said on Tuesday the Farooqi Girls High School, a private institution that was ransacked by protesters over blasphemy issue recently, will be run under CDGL control till resolution of the issue.

In a meeting, he said the entire repair work the school needed would be done by the CDGL.

He also directed committee the probing into the incident to submit its final report within a couple of days.