Preserving heritage: Kotdiji Fort to be restored

Sindh culture minister wows to preserve all heritage sites across province

Our Correspondent August 23, 2016
Photo: Syed Areeb


Sindh culture minister Sardar Ali Shah has vowed to preserve all historical sites in Sindh and restore the Kotdiji fort.

Talking to media persons after visiting Masoom Shah Minara in Sukkur on Monday, Shah said the archeology department was under the federal government till 2012, but it did nothing to preserve the historical sites in Sindh.

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On the contrary, many artifacts were shifted to Punjab, he remarked. Some of the cannons at the Kotdiji Fort were taken to Punjab, which will be returned back to its original place, he added. "Being the custodian of historical sites, it is my duty to protect all the historical sites," he said.

Replying to a question regarding the slow pace of work on the Benazir Bhutto Cultural Complex in Sukkur, he said that the works and services department was responsible for the construction and he will inquire from them about the delay.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2016.


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