Walled City Authority, Daewoo seals deal to promote tourism

The Walled City of Lahore Authority has signed an MoU with Daewoo Bus Service for promoting tourism. The agreement is signed for six months.  The agreement was signed at Shahi Hammam inside Lahore Delhi Gate by Director General Kamran Lashari.  Daewoo Bus Service will be proving WCLA free buses for conducting city tours of Walled City . These busses will be used to pick and drop the tourists from designated points. The guided tours is one of the initiatives by the WCLA to revive the lost glory of the Walled City and showcase the glorious heritage and culture, especially the “Royal Route – Shahi Guzargah” from Delhi Gate to Lahore Fort, where a major rehabilitation work has been carried out by WCLA. Also the main monuments of the city are on the same route which includes Shahi Hammam, Wazir Khan Mosque and Lahore Fort along with many others. Kamran Lashari said, “I am happy that organizations and companies are taking keen interest in the promotion of heritage and culture.” WCLA Deputy Director Tania Qureshi said, “Such an initiative will enable the increase in tourist footfall as many people need guidance and pick and drop services for a day long tour.”–Staff Reporter

 PPP remembers ZAB

Like other parts of the country, the Pakistan People’s Party marked the birthday of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in the city Friday. The main event was held at PPP Punjab Secretariat where Qamar Zaman Kaira with other leaders cut the cake and paid tribute to ZAB for his contribution to democracy in the country. The People’s Lawyers Forum celebrated the event at the Lahore High Court Bar Association. The Forum paid him tribute over his political struggle. Former governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa was chief guest while Azizur Rehman Chan and others spoke on the occasion. Meanwhile, another ceremony was held at Mochi Gate where Ali Badr Jehangir, the son of Jehangir Badr, cut the cake. Several other leaders of the PPP organised cake cutting ceremonies in their constituencies in the city. –Staff Reporter /APP

 Chehlum

Chehlum of former Nazim and deputy opposition leader of Lahore district assembly, Mian Muhammad Sharif Khalid will be held today at 3 pm at his residence, Jinnah Park, Bastami Road, Samanabad, Lahore. Dua will be held at 5 pm, followed by Mehfle-samaa at 6:30 pm. Late Mian Sharif was father of PPP leader Barrister Mian Amir Hasan.

 Obituary

Mother of senior sub editor of Daily Nawa-i-Waqt Shahid Khan expired on Friday after short illness at the Nishtar Hospital in Multan. Her funeral prayers would be offered today at DG Khan Block 13.