US consul general inaugurates Wazir Khan chowk

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LAHORE: United States (US) Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau on Thursday inaugurated the newly restored Mosque Wazir Khan chowk.

The historic junction was been restored with a USD 1.9 million grant funded by the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The restoration took place from October 2015 to May 2017 in partnership with the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan and the Walled City of Lahore Authority.

Walled City Lahore Authority Director General (DG) Kamran Lashari, Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salman Beg and representatives of the conservation team, were present on the occasion.

“Sites like the Wazir Khan chowk in the historic city of Lahore are a testament to the city’s rich and multilayered history”, said Consul General Trudeau. “I hope that the project will serve as an enduring sign of the respect that the US has for Pakistan, its culture and its people.”