Pakistan's President Bhutto has asked Provincial Governments to build multi storey blocks for all public buildings to save spaces, money and farm land.
GV Lahore main thoroughfare (2 shots)
GV & CU Kim's gun monument (2 shots)
CU & GV National College of Arts (2 shots)
GV Bazaar shopping area
CU & SV People selling birds and slippers (3 shots)
LV Lahore House Buildings Corporation PAN TO 18th Century building
Old buildings (4 shots)
SV & GV Workers on building site (5 shots)
GV & PAN FROM Open area to Lahore Hilton site
GV Traffic passing Lahore Zoo
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Background: Pakistan's President Bhutto has asked Provincial Governments to build multi storey blocks for all public buildings to save spaces, money and farm land.
The Government needs vast areas of land for its present programme of educational, medical and social welfare projects. President Bhutto thinks Provincial Governments have bought too much agricultural land in the past. It cost much money in compensation and when all the site could not be used, caused resentment among the farmers who had lost some of their fertile land for nothing.
The President has told Provincial Governments that buildings should either be demolished for the multi-storey blocks or they should be placed on barren land even if roads and facilities have to be taken to the new sites.
The Civil and Military Gazette newspaper building where the famous English poet and author Rudyard Kipling once worked is one of the buildings being knocked down.
So Kipling who wrote "East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet" has been proved wrong within half a century.
SYNOPSIS: In Lahore Pakistan's President Bhutto wants new multi-storey blocks for all public buildings.
Kim's gun is mentioned in the famous writer Rudyard Kipling's story. There will soon be modern Western style development near the building where he once worked.
The Government new needs vast areas for its programme of educational, medical and social projects, but President Bhutto wants to save space, money and farm land.
He thinks Provincial Governments used to buy too much agricultural land.
The older buildings at Kipling's Lahore are still there. The President has said new buildings should be put on barren rather than agricultural land.
The Civil and Military Gazette building where Kipling was assistant editor is being knocked down for a ten storey shopping centre. A Lahore Hilton is going up.
So Kipling who wrote in his "Ballad of the East and West", "East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet" has been proved wrong within half a century.