No eatery being set up at Fort, LHC told; The Nation


Pakistan – Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the Lahore Walled City Authority to submit a detailed report on the conservation project.

The court issued these orders on a petition challenging alleged establishment of a restaurant at the Lahore Fort, the world heritage site.

Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh passed the order observing that if the conversation work was being carried out at the world heritage site then the court should be apprised that whether the approval for this conservation was taken or not and which experts were consulted.  Advocate Khurram Chughtai, who represented the Lahore Walled City Authority, said that no construction or alteration work was being carried out at the site; it was conservation which was being done in light of the authority’s own laws.

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