RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Secretary Naseem Khokar has directed to prepare feasibility to convert Kotli Sattian into a tourist spot. In the first phase, uplift schemes costing Rs 200 million would be started in the area. This was revealed during a meeting at the office of Urban Unit on Wednesday. Urban Unit informed that they have sent the master plan, they prepared, to the Tourism Department. The tourism department after approval will send the said master plan to the cabinet for approval. It was Instructed the concerned department to ensure the implementation of master plans in development of tourist sites to avoid Murree like situation. Speaking at the meeting, the chief secretary said that the uplift of social and industrial sectors and promotion of tourism are among the priorities of the government. Khokhar directed that in order to decrease pressure on big cities, planning be done keeping in view of future needs. He said that human development and social sectors had been ignored in the past but special attention is being paid to them now.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2019.
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