Archaeology deptt’s role sought to conserve monuments

MULTAN::Commissioner Shanul Haq on Friday ordered steps to promote religious tourism and asked the archeology department to play role to conserve and protect monuments in the division. During a visit to mausoleums at the Fort Qasim to pay respect to saints, the commissioner said that shrines depicting centuries-old architecture was Multan’s pride and heritage, adding that countless people visited mausoleums. He ordered for devising a plan for restoration and renovation of the mausoleums besides reviving historical status of the Qasim Fort, saying that foreign tourists also visited monuments. He said that a summary would be sent to the provincial government to revive the walled city Multan. On this occasion, Director Development Waqas Khakwani said a Rs 10 million scheme would be executed for renovation of the mausoleum of Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani. Assistant commissioner Khawaja Umair also accompanied the commissioner.