LAHORE–Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafiq Malik has said that historic welcome will be accorded to Mayor Istanbul Qader Topbash and his delegation on his visit to Lahore at the invitation of Chief Minister Punjab and civic reception will be arranged in his honour on behalf of the Lahorities.

He was presiding over a meeting in Commissioner office here Tuesday. Jawad Rafiq Malik said that during the visit of Mayor Istanbul an agreement will be signed between Istanbul Municipality and Lahore Waste Management Company. He said that the distinguished guest will inaugurate Istanbul Chowk at Town Hall and the Blue Minarate Mosque at Qader Topbash Chowk Raiwind. Later, he will attend the flag lowering ceremony at Wahga border. Heads of various departments gave a briefing to the Commissioner Lahore regarding preparations for visit of Mayor Istanbul. He was informed that the road from airport to Mazar-e-Iqbal from both sides will be decorated with banners and colorful buntings. The distinguished guest and his delegation will visit the Mazar-e-Iqbal and will also see Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort. A booklet comprising beautiful photographs of the visit will also be presented to the guest. He said that people of Lahore will accord rousing welcome to the Mayor Istanbul and the city will be beautifully decorated.