Preserving history: Heritage sites to be mapped 

Federal Minister for NH&H says government backed the initiative to mark heritage sites across the country


APP January 09, 2019
PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The government has backed an initiative to map heritage sites located across the country and to identify the potential ones for maintenance, preservation and documentation.

This was stated by the Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Shafqat Mehmood during the second-ever meeting of the Coordination Committee on Heritage Sites of Pakistan at the NH&LH Division on Tuesday. The committee had first met in July last year, but this was its first meeting since the NH&LH got a full-time minister following the July 25, 2018, elections.

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During the meeting, Mahmood emphasised the need for preparing a consolidated document which lists all the Buddhist, Sikh and Hindus sites separately.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2019.

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