MULTAN - Commissioner Multan division Muhammad Khurram Agha has said that Multan is not just a historic city but an ancient civilization and all-out efforts are being made to restore the historical heritage of this civilization.

Talking to an Italian delegation, he added that 52 monuments and historic spots had been selected for restoration in Multan, adding that Multan would emerge as a major tourism centre after the completion of this project. He added that Blue pottery and handicrafts were traditional skills of Multan while world’s best mango was also produced by this soil. He said that work was underway to restore the wall and gates of old city under a project funded by Italian government.

The delegates told the commissioner that a special meeting with Secretary Housing in the chair would be held on December 6 during which Multan’s project would be discussed. They added that new projects would also be proposed in the meeting.

PILOT PROJECT FOR METER READERS: In order to remove complaints regarding over-billing, the Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has launched a pilot project for meter readers through hand held unit (HHU), meter reading device, in collaboration with USAID. Initially, the project will be launched in Gulgasht sub-division and later on introduced in entire Mepco region. The meter readers will capture the reading of the meter through the HHU and then feed it into computer. Meanwhile, a two-day training started here to impart training of HHU handling to the meter readers of Mepco. The training session was led by the project manager of USAID Qasim Abdullah Virk, Atif Jawad and Arshad Mahmood while Mepco officials were present. The trainers told the participants that the motive behind launching this project was to modernize Mepco system, eliminate over-billing complaints and make data entry cycle of Mepco more reliable.