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SUKKUR: Work on the construction of Sukkur tourist motel — a joint venture of the Sukkur Municipal Committee and Pakistan International Airlines Hotels Limited — is expected to be resumed shortly, perhaps in May 1969. A Press release of the Sukkur Municipal Committee said yesterday [April 18] that revised plans and drawings for alterations and additions have already been prepared by an Italian firm of architects and consultants in collaboration with a similar Pakistan firm and approved by the sponsors.

The terms of credit financing of foreign exchange component of the expenditure on imports of construction material, equipment and furnishings have been negotiated in Italy and approved by the Government of Pakistan ... PIA sources said. The total expenditure, according to the Press release, would be in the region of Rs 20 lakh, of which a sum of Rs 7 lakh has been contributed by the Sukkur Municipal Committee and the balance is to be spent by PIA Hotels Limited. The hotel, when completed, would be in accordance with internationally-accepted standards of inn-type hotels and would cater to the much wanted need of foreign tourists at Sukkur, as well as to other visitors from neighbouring towns, the Press release claimed.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2019