BAHAWALPUR: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the district government has changed its logo and unveiled a new one making changes to that of the former Bahawalpur state logo. It has been designed by Zain Tahir.
While speaking to The Express Tribune, Bahawalpur DCO spokesperson said, “The logo was adopted when the system of local governments was introduced after the implementation of devolution plan in 2001.”
He further said the need to revise the district government's logo arose from the fact that since the new local government system will be introduced shortly and the current system will be abolished and replaced with the new one, therefore this transition necessitated a change in the logo since it had the words ‘District Government’ inscribed on it.
"While designing the new logo, the administration tried to design it in a way similar to the Bahawalpur state's logo. However, as both the district administration and Bahawalpur state share different responsibilities, the logo could not look exactly the same as that of the state,” he added.
He pointed out if anyone had any proposals for further improvement in the district government logo, all proposals in written form in this regard would be welcomed which may be sent to the DCO office.
The logo depicts the desert area along with images of the Bahawalpur state’s symbol of pelicans on either side.
In addition, it also shows Derawar Fort, camels, plants of wheat and the state’s star and crescent picked from the national flag. Poet Allama Iqbal’s verse also features on the logo ‘Ho Halqa-i-Yaran Tou Baresham Ki Tarah Narm’.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 28th, 2016.
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