LAHORE: Lahore Shopping Festival Coordination Committee formed by the Chief Minister Punjab met on Friday and discussed all the arrangements for the festival.
The meeting, presided over by MNA Pervaiz Malik, remained in session for well over two hours and feedback of various government departments was taken into consideration. LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, Secretary Industries Irfan Ali Sheikh, SP Traffic Azhar Shah, SP Security Abdul Ghaffar Qaiserani and representatives of Provincial Information Department, Excise and Taxation and Punjab Horticulture Authority (PHA) discussed beautification, security and advertisement related issues.
It was also decided that the lighting on the city canal and decorative gates would be established by the Horticulture Department while the sponsors of the various events of the Lahore Shopping Festival would be asked to display streamers on various city roads.
To give festive look to the City the PHA would act proactively and to keep the flow of traffic during the festival, the traffic police would make special arrangements in and around the event site.
All the provincial departments pledged to extend maximum support to the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the success of the Lahore Shopping Festival.
LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar earlier threw light on the very objectives of the Shopping Hangamma being arranged in different city markets. The LCCI President said that Young Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition would he held on August 21st at 90 Shara-e-Quaid-e-Azam while job fair would be held on August 24 at Expo Centre Lahore.
He said that Husan-e-Qiraat Competition would be held at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry on September 2 and very next day ‘naat’ competition would be held at LCCI premises.
Exporters Conference would be held at Pearl Continental Hotel while the closing ceremony of the Shopping Hangamma would be held at Liberty Market on September 14 where gifts would be distributed among the participants while a number of precious gifts including 800CC car would be given through lucky draws at the closing ceremony.