Land for the journalists housing colony will be acquired soon on completion of legal formalities, DCO Kiran Khursheed said on Sunday. The DCO said that the administration is also conserving release of Rs5 million for the construction of a seminar hall on the first floor of Sheikhupura Press Club. DCO Kiran Khursheed was addressing media persons at the honourary membership certificates awarding ceremony on Sunday. The DCO informed that land measuring 472 canals has been retrieved from influential land grabbers in Sharqpur, Farooqabad and Safdarabad areas. “The district government is committed to provide all basic facilities to citizens,” she said, adding that all major problems like encroachment, provision of hygienic potable water and sewerage system would be resolved on priority basis.

On the occasion, honourary press club membership was awarded to DCO Kiran Khursheed, AC Dr Sidra Saleem, MPA PML-N Arif Khan Sandhila, former MPA Haji Nawaz and others.