Mosques and Shrines have been not only a source of inspiration and spiritual guidance but also the platform of religious learning and propagation of Islam through liberal humanitarian and mutual brotherhood teaching of the saints. Undoubtedly, these humble seats of mosques and shrines of saints have a pivotal role in spreading the message of Islam.
Most of these Shrines and Mosques were waqf, the management of which was with a voluntary local organization. With the passage of time, decay and deterioration set in the running affairs of these holy shrines and important mosques and there was a need to restore their sanctity. As a constitutional obligation of an Islamic state to bring about improvement in the administration and management of Waqf, Auqaf Organization was constituted as legal entity through the Punjab Waqf Properties Ordinance, 1979.