LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority has completed the conservation of General Allard’s Tomb in Anarkali, popularly known as Kuri Bagh [Daughter’s Garden] at a cost of Rs3.9 million.

The project has been initiated in June 2022 and funded by Ambassade De France au Pakistan. French Ambassador Nicolas Galley inaugurated the monument on Tuesday. The Walled City of Lahore Authority carried out the conservation and renovation of the tomb. Flooring, entrance gate, landscaping, outdoor furniture and drainage system have also been repaired. History plaques related to the monument have also been placed there.

General Allard was a French general who joined the army of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh. He and his daughter are buried in this garden.

WCLA Director (Conservation) Najamus Saqib said it was an important historical site and has now been conserved with the best practices.

Published in Dawn, October 5th, 2022

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