Norwegian Counsellor visits Uchsharif and Fort Derawar

Sheikh Nasar Saleem briefs Ms Elin Anita Kylvag about remote areas long standing problems

Uchsharif:December 19, Norwegian Counsellor Ms Elin Anita Kylvag along with her husband and daughter visited historical town Uchsharif .A eight members delegation of the Royal Embassy of Norway Islamabsd arrived at the residence of President Chamber of Agriculture Commerce South Punjab Sheikh Nasar Saleem’s in Uchsharif early in the morning where he hosted a breakfast in their honour. Norwegian Counsellor Ms Elin Anita Kylvag and his companions and family member visited the historical tomb of Bibi Jawindi which is one of the five monuments in Uchsharif and is on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Uchsharif: A view of the Norwegian delegation on the breakfast table at the residence of Sheikh Nasar Saleem

President Chamber of Agriculture South Punjab Sheikh Nasar Saleem drew the attention of Norwegian Counsellor towards Bahawalpur district remote areas burning  issues. He informed her about the rich cultural heritage of town Uchsharif and urged her to establish a hotel and recreation park for tourists and zaireens in collaboration with Pakistan’s Tourism Department either in town Uchsharif or near motorway interchange .He suggested to install large size “Water Filtration Plants” in the remote areas of Bahawalpur district where underground drinking water is the injurious to the health of the masses. Sheikh Nasar Saleem also proposed for the allocation of quota for the students of Bahawalpur district in national and international scholarships of the Norway’s embassy. Norwegian Counsellor gave patient hearing to Sheikh Nasar Saleem ‘s public demands and assured to consider his proposals for the betterment of the down trodden of the people of Bahawalpur district.
Before leaving for Fort Derawar, Norwegian entourage visited Agha Khan Health Centre in Uchsharif run by Sheikh Nasar Saleem’s family, where Sheikh Nasar Saleem briefed about 35 years old service of this centre for ailing humanity.

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Norwegian diplomats group photo with host Sheikh Nasar Saleem President Chamber of Agriculture Commerce South Punjab

After a short stay at Uchsharif, Norwegian diplomats drove to historical Fort Derawar in Cholistan, where they visited royal graveyard of the former Abbasi rulers of princely Bahawalpur State besides Fort Derawar.Police contingents were deployed for the security of  Norwegian diplomats.

Source: Daily Nawa-I-AhmedpurSharqia



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