ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday directed for ensuring all essential facilities at the earliest to facilitate and encourage tourists to visit Murree.
The Prime Minister emphasized for establishment of quality health facilities and clean drinking water to cater for the needs of locals and visitors, must be secured as early as possible.
He stated this while chairing a meeting at Governor House Murree. The meeting reviewed the progress on various developmental projects pertaining to Murree.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the ongoing projects designed for beautification and restoration of Murree. The projects are mostly aimed at providing facilities to the locals and tourists coming from all over the country.
These include restoration of government house and Mall Road, creation of adequate parking facilities, improvement of hospitals and restoration of cinema in Murree.
The beauty of Murree, especially the Mall (Road), has been spoiled due to negligence and mismanagement which needs to be restored, he said.
The Prime Minister approved the proposals for beautification and restoration of Mall Road, resolving the issue of traffic congestion and removing the paucity of parking lots in Murree.
The meeting was informed that the cinema hall has been upgraded and restored, which is set to be open for public in the coming days.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif directed for preparation of a comprehensive national policy for government’s patronage of art, literature and artists.
Revival of the film industry is a must and the government is willing to support films which are constructive in nature, he said and added that government will patronize artists by giving monthly stipends and through sponsorship of films which are educative in nature, especially for our youth.
The Prime Minister directed for early completion of feasibility work on Bastal Mor to Pindi Point Cable Car Project, covering a distance of four kilometres.
To be constructed on international standards, a single cable car taking 10 persons will reach Pindi Point Murree in 15 minutes; a distance which is covered in 45 minutes on road.
The pollution free picturesque travel will be a real attraction for local and foreign visitors, he added.
The Prime Minister also directed for clean drinking water project to mitigate the issue of water scarcity in Murree.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Barjees Tahir, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif MNA, Adviser to the PM on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani and other senior officials.