LAHORE: On the complaint of Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA), police have registered an First Information Report (FIR) for turning the international heritage site Shahi Qila into a marriage hall.
As per details, the case has been registered on the complaint of Assistant Director Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) Ali Islam against Executive Admin of a private company Asjad Nawaz and others for their alleged involvement on occupying national heritage site.
According to the FIR, the administration violated clause no 12 of the permission of holding a public gathering at the international heritage sites. According to the charges in the report, private dinner was turned into a marriage function, which continued four hours.
Despite being listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which restricts organisation of public or private events, the concerned body, Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) had allowed the arrangements of a valima ceremony at the Fort’s Royal Kitchen.
The arrangements made for the ceremony and the mountains of garbage at the internationally recognised cultural heritage site can be seen in a video footage.