NA committee visits Mazar-e-Quaid

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KARACHI: National Assembly Standing Committee for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage held a meeting here on Thursday and got briefing on the matters related to Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Fund and Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum Management Board.

The meeting was presided over by Chairman of Committee Muhammad Aslam Bodla, while the committee members included Shakir Bashir Awan, Muhammad Farooq, Tahir Iqbal, Muhammad Tufail, Imran Zafar Laghari, Naeema Kishwer Khan, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar and others.

National Heritage Division Secretary Amir Hassan was also present and Resident Engineer of the Mausoleum Muhammad Arif and Assistant Engineer Jawad Mughal briefed the participants of the meeting.

Earlier, the members visited the mausoleum of Jinnah and laid floral wreath. The committee also visited grave of Fatima Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan, Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar and others. The committee, on the occasion, also visited the museum.

Muhammad Arif and Assistant Engineer Jawad Mughal briefed the committee about the matters related to Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Fund and Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum Management Board. They apprised the committee that this fund was established in 1948 and currently its amount is Rs249 million.

They further stated that the funds have been invested in National Bank of Pakistan and First Women Bank. The engineers said that around 3 to 4 thousand people visit the mausoleum daily which generates Rs 12 million in revenue.