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Shujabad wall

January 07, 2008


MULTAN, Jan 6: The Planning and Development department of Punjab has approved the project for restoration of centuries old fortification wall of Shujabad that will cost Rs 31.16 million.

Punjab Archaeology department officials said that final approval of the project had been accorded, however, funds would either be released after elections or in the next fiscal year.

Nawab Shuja Khan, the second son of Nawab Zahid Khan, twice remained the governor (Subedar) of Multan under Ahmad Shah Durrani’s rule. He founded the Shujabad town in 1750 and built the fortification wall between 1767 and 1772. He died in 1775 AD and was buried outside the town in a locality known as Basti Khairpur.—APP