Lahore: Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, on a recent visit to Kotli Sattian to review the progress of its ongoing development projects, gave orders for the upgradation of all rest houses located within the area, a news source reported. He instructed the authorities concerned to take all possible measures for the development of the Rawalpindi tehsil as a tourist destination similar to Murree.
Khokhar also gave directions for the installation of entrance gates, benches (with umbrellas), history boards, dustbins, and signboards in the area to facilitate tourists. He emphasised the ‘sustainability’ aspect of all the projects under development; stating that they needed to align with the government’s long-term goals.
The development of the region as a tourist destination is expected to increase Pakistan’s tourist base, as it would offer travellers new places to visit and experience, while also improving the living standards of the locals, added the CS.
Following his engagement with the press, Khokhar visited the tehsil headquarter hospital where he scrutinised the healthcare facilities being provided and the facility’s medicine stock. He directed the departments concerned to equip the setup with the latest medical equipment and services at the earliest.