Rs 300m To Be Spent On Restoration Of Monuments, Religious Places
MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 24th May, 2019 ) :The Planning and Development (P&D) department has proposed execution of 18 schemes of the Auqaf Department for restoration of monuments and provision of facilities there, besides construction of nine Quran Mehal (Quran Palaces) at divisional level in Punjab to protect old Quranic papers.
Overall a sum of Rs 300 million would be spent on 22 schemes, sources in the Auqaf Department told APP on Friday.
Work on seven of the 22 schemes is already under way and rest of the 15 were new and all of them would be taken up in the forthcoming fiscal year 2019-20, subject to final approval.
The ongoing schemes for which funding had been proposed included restoration of shrine of Hazrat Shah Sadiq Nehang in Jhang (Rs 0.758 million), construction of Quran Mehal (Quran Palace) at Sangla Hill city, district Nankana Sahib (Rs 1.837 million), reconstruction of shrine of Hazrat Bala Pir in Okara (Rs 1.752 million), reconstruction of arcade, Verandah, main entrance, Wuzu place (Ablution Point), and renovation of Ghalla Mandi mosque at Vehari (Rs 1.627 million), reconstruction of mosque at shrine of Hazrat Daud Jahanian in Muzaffargarh (Rs 2.390 million), reconstruction of Jamia Masjid Goth Aloo, Sadiqabad (Rs 0.212 million), and construction of nine (9) Quran Mehal (Quran Palaces) at divisional level for preserving and protecting sanctity of old Quranic papers at divisional level in Punjab (Rs 42.235 million).
The new schemes proposed for North Punjab districts included Re-use of ablution water at shrine Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh in Lahore (Rs 13.
689 million), phase-I of provision of facilities for Zaireen at shrine Hazrat Imam Ali-ul-Haq at Sialkot (Rs 10 million), Phase-I of upgradation of shrine Hazrat Bibi Pak Daman in Lahore (Rs 30 million), restoration works and provision for attached facilities at Badshahi Masjid in Lahore (Rs 10 million), and development scheme at shrine Hazrat Baba Farid-ud-Din in Pakpattan (Rs 15 million).
Eight new schemes proposed to be taken up in South Punjab in 2019-20 included conservation/ restoration of shrine Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya in Multan (Rs 15 million), construction/ restoration of shrine Hazrat Abdul Wahab Bukhari, Daira Deen Panah, district Muzaffargarh (Rs 20 million), conservation/ restoration of shrine Hazrat Sultan Ahmad Qatal in Jalalpur Pirwala, district Multan (Phase-I, Rs 10 million), development scheme at shrine Hazrat Chawli Mashaikh, Burewala, district Vehari (Rs 10 million), construction/ restoration of shrine Hazrat Makhdoom Jahanian, Jahangasht at Uch Sharif, district Bahawalpur (Rs 5 million), restoration of shrine Hazrat Sakhi Sarwar in Dera Ghazi Khan (Rs 10 million), provision of facilities for Zaireen Hazrat Zinda Pir, Dera Ghazi Khan (Rs 5 million), conservation/ restoration of shrine Hazrat Pir Rajan Shah, district Layyah (Phase-I, Rs 10 million). Two other schemes worth Rs 85.5 million were proposed to strengthen monitoring of monuments under Auqaf Department and system of collection of donations there.