Punjab Chief Minister’s Adviser on Tourism Asif Mehmood has issued instructions to ensure the provision of all facilities at the Rohtas Fort to boost the site’s tourism value.
Development work on the 16th-century garrison fort, a historical monument near Jhelum, is under way.
The historical fort, commissioned by Sher Shah Suri to prevent advances of the Mughal armies from the West, is undergoing restoration aimed at attracting more and more tourists from around the country and abroad. The fort stands as a unique historical asset of the country and attracts tourists and archaeological experts from across the world.
The tourism adviser issued instructions to increase facilities for tourists at the historical site, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
He also visited Haveli Man Singh and Rani Mahal, near the Rohtas Fort, which is said to be built by Emperor Akbar’s General Man Singh. It is in Kot near the Rohtas Fort, depicting ancient Hindu architecture.
The adviser said that Rohtas Fort was a distinct project aimed at renovating the historical site with the help of the Punjab government as per the international standard.
He said that an agreement would also be signed with a private transport company to facilitate the tourists visiting the historical site.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2021.