Lahore, (November 8, 2019): To mark the occasion World Town Planning Day, an event was held at Iqra Auditorium Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Friday November 08 which was jointly celebrated by City & Regional Planning Departments of LCWU and University of Engineering and Technology (UET). The objective of the day was to seek the attention of policy makers for urban and regional planning in Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Miss Tashfeen Safdar Shahid Parliamentary Secretary Ministery of Housing & Works said that our priority is to protect the environment, improve public health and safety and increase the wealth of choices available to each and every citizen. ”Goals have been set up to improve the community as a whole with consideration to things such as the environmental impact, economic development and social issues. I am happy that we are working to make many model cities”
While addressing the students Miss Tashfeen Safdar Shahid said ”Jobs are being created for you in the coming days and the government is going in the right direction at the moment. Hopefully the future is bright”.
The organizer from City & Regional Planning Department Lahore College for Women University Prof. Dr Attiquer Rehman said that this event would help to create awareness of Town Planning and to engage students of this dicsipline, local citizens and officials in the value of planning to shape their communities. The HOD of CRP Department, LCWU Prof Dr. Attique ur Rehman highlighted the importance of town planning in contemporary world. Syed Muhammad Imran Vice Chairman, LDA and Prof. Dr. Abdul Sattar Sikandar were also the Guests of owner for the event where as Dr Bushra Khan presided the event.
Addressing the function, Vice Chairman LDA Syed Muhammad Imran said that the most important task of LDA is regional town planning which has not been given due importance till now. The Prime Minister is paying special attention to Housing sector of Pakistan. The students of CRP Department, LCWU engaged in many activities featuring the achievements, challenges and professional life of Town Planners in Pakistan. The participants discussed their ongoing efforts to undertake inclusive efforts to engage diverse, socially vulnerable, and environmental justice communities in planning for climate adaptation and resilience. Panelists presented their own experiences and share common insights, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities for the future.
At the last, the vote of thanks was presented by Pro. Dr. Shakir with his decisive and positive remarks.