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Bhagat Singh’s House, School Another Tourist Spot or Waste of Resources?

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(Last Updated On: 19/02/2014)

Rupees 80 Million project has been initiated to restore the ancestral house, school and village of legendary freedom fighter “Bhagat Singh”.

Bhagat Singh

Noorul Amin Mengal who is the District Coordination Officer in Faisalabad told media that Rupees 80 Million have been allocated for restoration of house and school of independence hero. The amount will also include expenditures to uplift the village. Unavailability of clean drinking water and poor drainage system are the two major problems in this village. He further said that people in Faisalabad are proud of independence war hero Bhagat Singh.

Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 at Bangay village, Jaranwala Tehsil, Faisalabad. Mengal said that it is expected that once the house is restored by the end of this year, it will attract foreign tourists especially from India.

Singh’s village is just 35 kilometers from Nankana Sahib. It could be another point of attraction for the Sikh Pilgrims

Bhagat Singh’s house is spread over an area of two-kanal and its current owner is advocate Iqbal Virk. Mengal said that they are looking to buy the house from advocate Iqbal Virk. Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British government at Shadman Chowk on 23rd of March 1931 when he was found involved in “Lahore Conspiracy Case”.

Why Renovating Bhagat Singh’s House and School Might be Waste of Resources?

Government of Pakistan keeps on insisting that we don’t have money to run the country and that is why they are privatizing Pakistan International Airlines and some other valuable organizations. If they have no money, how come they are spending 80 Million Rupees to attract Indian visitors?

Country is having tough time in the fight against terrorism, education, poverty, joblessness, health and almost anything that one can think of. All the above mentioned things are of prime importance. They don’t have time and money for these things but they do have time and money for making an attraction for the Indian visitors. Brilliant, isn’t it?

It seems just like Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Sindh Cultural Festival, promoting the culture of Sindh and spending huge sum on that, but when it comes to education, poverty, jobs, health and terrorism; they have huge claims and huge statements but no practical steps.

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