LAHORE: The Lawrence Road was renamed as Shara-i-Majid Nizami on Friday. Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif unveiled the plaque with the new name at China Chowk. The chief minister said the Lawrence Road had been named after the Nawa-i-Waqt chief editor in view of his 70 years of services in journalism and his 50 years as the chief editor of a national daily. Sharif described Nizami as “the custodian of the ideological foundation of the country [who] has rendered invaluable services for the promotion and propagation of Nazria-i-Pakistan.” The two-kilometre road that stretches from China Chowk to The Mall has been recently repaired at a cost of more than Rs40 million.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2012.