LAHORE – Lahore Division Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik has rejected the proposals of restoration of Pak Tea House on the pattern of British style and issued instructions for evolving a new project within three days for revival of Pak Tea House in accordance with its original spirit.

He issued this order while presiding over a meeting regarding the restoration of Pak-Tea House in his officer on Saturday.

The Commissioner said that a strategy should be evolved with the YMC administration which also acceptable to it so that upper two more stories could be included in the Pak-Tea House where more facilities could be provided to writes poets, columnists, journalists and intellectuals. He also issued instructions for the purchase of furniture and crockery for Pak Tea House by keeping in view that these items revived the old memories of Pak Tea House.

He also informed that a committee is being constituted comprising representatives of CDGL, YMC, writers and intellectuals for the management of Pak-Tea House.

The meeting was also attended by PS to Chief Minister Khawaja Imran Raza, District Officer Roads, Addl Secretary Walled City Project, Architect Rizwan Mali, Addl Director Security Col (r) Younas Bherola and YMC Secretary General.