Aussie envoy visits shrine of Bibi Pak Daman

By Our Correspondent
February 22, 2024

LAHORE: Australian High Commissioner Neil Hawkins visited the shrine of Bibi Pak Daman on Wednesday with Embassy delegation. He was welcomed by Assistant Commissioner Dr Anam Fatima and SP civil lines Abdul Hannan. He was given a tour of the shrine and was briefed regarding its history, its recent renovations, including its new approach road and its place in community as an inclusive site of spiritual retreat for all genders and all sects.

Australian High Commissioner, H.E Neil Hawkins with Embassy delegation visits stall during visit to the shrine of Bibi Pakdaman on February 21, 2024. — APP

The High Commissioner praised the work of shrine’s Architect Nayyer Ali Dada for successfully incorporating touches of modernity while maintaining the historic grace of the structure. The High Commissioner paid his respects at the shrine and was presented with traditional chador at the occasion. He admired the renovation work and the improved facilities for the predominantly female visitors who frequent the shrine.