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Zulfi Bukhari Meets Chief Secretary Punjab To Review Promotion Of Tourism

LAHORE- In order to review the promotion of tourism in Pakistan, a high-level meeting of Chief Secretary, Punjab Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan, and Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Zulfi Bukhari was held here today at Civil Secretariat, Lahore.
Chairman P&D Board Punjab, Advisor to CM, Mr. Asif Mehmood, DG Walled City Mr. Kamran Lashari, MD Tourism Development Corporation and other senior officers were also present in this meeting.
While briefing Mr. Zulfi Bukhari, Chief Secretary Punjab told that all required formalities have been completed to establish and independent Tourism Culture & Heritage Authority  (TCHA) for the purpose.
Chief Secretary told that as per proposed organogram the authority will be headed by a Provincial Minister under which Secretary Tourism along with five DGs of various departments will perform their duties.
The authority will play its role for the promotion of tourism by providing facilities to the tourists in terms of establishment information centres, management of tour packages provision of re-creational and residential facilities besides arrangements of various events and festivals along with special training in hospitality education, added, the Chief Secretary.
Zulfi Bukhari was further told that Punjab Tourism Department had successfully arranged Jeep Rally in Cholistan Desert where Punjab Government have completed first desert resort to facilitate the tourists. He was further told that first-time tourists guide programmes have been scheduled so that the visiting tourists could be provided detailed information about the area which they were supposed to be visit.
The drivers of the private transport companies will also be trained under this tourist guidChief Secretary Punjab assured Mr. Bukhari that Punjab government will extend full support to federal government for further promotion of tourism in Punjab.
He was also briefed by CS that Punjab Tourism Department has restored various historic places in its original shape inclusive of Tomb of Musa Pak Shaheed, Uch Shraif, Boali at Jandiala Sher Khan, Sheikhupura, Samadhi of Bhai Wasti Ram, Tomb of Noor Jahan and Tomb of Zaib un Nisa. Later, souvenirs were exchanged between the Chief Secretary and Advisor to PM.
LPC delegation meets CS
With a view to resolve the issue of B/block Allottees in Journalist Housing Society, Lahore, a two member delegation of Lahore Press Club met with Chief Secretary, Punjab Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan at Civil Secretariat, Lahore today.
Secretary, Information & Culture Department Raja Jahangir and Director (Public Relations) to CS were also present. Secretary, Information briefed the Chief Secretary in detailed regarding the illegal occupants in B/Block and deprived off the legal allottees.
Chief Secretary gave pathetic hearings to the problem raised before him and passed instructions to Senior Member of Board of Revenue, DG WASA and other concerned departments to resolve this issue at the earliest. -HANDOUT