Lahore; June 2021: Construction of the new building of the Punjab Assembly has been completed after 15 years. Its new hall is now the largest in Asia with a seating capacity of 422 members while the guest gallery has a seating capacity of 800. The building was originally set to cost Rs 2.37 billion but due to repeated delays, the project was completed for Rs 5.39 billion.

The painting and calligraphy work of the building was done under the supervision of the National College of Arts (NCA). Quranic verses and the Prophet’s sayings are written in many places inside the new hall.

Just behind the chair of the Speaker, there is a Prophet’s saying written in bold letters, “I am the seal of prophets and there is no prophet besides (after) me”.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervez Elahi is taking credit for his great service for the assembly hall by writing this Prophet’s saying. Pervaiz Elahi said, “I am grateful for appreciation of the Quranic Ayats and Ahadith related to Khatam-e-Nabuwwat in the new building of the Assembly. The new building of Punjab Assembly has the honor of not only being the largest parliamentary building in Asia and also being the first building in which Ayats and Ahadith related to Khatam-e-Nabuwwat have been displayed.” (Sic)

Members of the Punjab Assembly also praised him for this. The deputy speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari felicitated Pervaiz Elahi on displaying these Verses and Ahadith in the new building of the Punjab Assembly.

The initiative taken by PA Speaker has also been praised by mullas.

Note: Punjab Assembly, however, bends backward to ensure that Ahmadis do not exercise the freedom to declare that they aslo believe in Khatme Nabuwwat.