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President directs probe into theft incident at historic railways building.

ISLAMABAD -- President Dr. Arif Alvi Thursday directed the Pakistan Railways to conduct an inquiry into the theft of some items from the historic building, belonging to Railways in Jhelum.

Hearing a representation against the recommendation of Wafaqi Mohtasib at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president directed Pakistan Railways to install a safety gate to safeguard the particular building and to keep a regular watch on this historical site.

Located near Railway Crossing, Lalazar Colony in Jhelum, the building had once been used as

'Dak/Police Choki' in Sher Shah Suri era, said a President House statement.

President Alvi called for preservation of the national heritage of archaeological value for promotion of tourism activities.

He also directed National History and Heritage Division to submit a comprehensive report containing essential details along side remedial measures to protect this archaeological site.

In this particular case, the complainant has alleged the ruination, dilapidation and deterioration of this historic building.

On the occasion, the president also underlined that a cooperative aptitude from all stakeholders was

need of the hour to safeguard the historical/archaeological sites. He added that no commercial activity could be allowed at the national heritage buildings.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 18, 2019
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