MULTAN-At least two persons were killed and over a dozen injured in windstorm and rain-related incident here in different areas on Friday.
The city was lashed by a windstorm at the speed of 84 kilometre per hour followed by torrential rain on Friday afternoon. The Rescue 1122 sources said that three wall-collapse incidents took place in different areas during the rain and storm. The wall of a marriage club on Hazoori Bagh Road collapsed during the storm. As a result, 17-year-old girl Yusra got crushed and killed . Four other women and child got injured in the incident. In second incident, another wall collapsed on Sui Gas Road as a result of which 13-year-old boy Tayyab lost his life. In Qasim Bela area, a woman namely Noreen got buried alive under the debris of a wall. However, she was recovered alive, though in a critical condition.
On the other hand, small and big ponds and lakes of rainwater appeared in different areas of the city after the rain . The water disposal system clogged up as soon as the rain started.
TOURISM PROMOTION PROJECTS
The Punjab government is going to launch projects worth billions to promote tourism in the province, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nadir Chattha said.
Talking to the architects and staff of Walled City Project here on Friday, he added that the government was determined to revive centuries old historical heritage of the province and make the youth aware of its importance. He pointed out that the establishment of Lahore Walled City Authority was also part of government’s pro-tourism vision and a proposal to set up Multan Walled City Authority had also been forwarded to the government. He declared that all historic gates, shrines and other heritage spots would be restored into their original shape. He further revealed that the government had acquired the services of Italian experts for the project. Earlier, he visited the walled city area to inspect progress in work on Walled City Project. He checked the quality and pace of work including shifting of electricity polls and up-gradation of historic gates.
The DCO also inspected the offices of Multan Walled City Project set up in the Clock Tower building and took a briefing. Senior architect of the walled city project Khalid Chohan and other staff were present on this occasion.