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Committee calls for repair of Mohenjo Daro wall

01 April, 2012

HYDERABAD: The technical committee has been formed on the directives of Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo to save archaeological sites of Mohenjo Daro from climatic changes, has recommended for initiating measures for repair and maintenance of the damaged walls of Mohenjo Daro before the start of monsoon season.

The Technical Committee earlier submitted its report to the consultative committee. According to a spokesman of Sindh Culture Department, the technical committee headed by Vice Chancellor Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) Khairpur Dr Nilofar Shaikh and Additional Secretary Culture Ashfaq Haider Mousvi, Kalim Lashari and Saeed Ahmed Soomro as its members, held its meeting at Mohenjo Daro, district Larkana and finalised the recommendations for saving the archaeological site from climatic changes.

Sindh Secretary for Culture Abdul Aziz Uqaili said that on the recommendations of the technical committee, a state of the art documentation centre is being formed where data about the archaeological sites and ongoing work for maintenance and preservation will be maintained on regular basis.

He said that the department will also acquire the topographical survey of the archaeological site which was conducted with the cooperation of Survey of Pakistan.

Mohenjo Daro is the oldest civilization of Sindh and the provincial government is undertaking effective measures to preserve this great archaeological site from different threats including water logging and salinity.

Aziz Uquailui informed that technical experts will be engaged to protect the walls of Mohenjo Daro where excavation of a drain line is also being planned to dispose off saline water from the area.

The Culture Department has decided to establish an independent institute or cell from the next month with appointment of a project director and other staff, Abdul Aziz Uqaili said and added that a master plan is also under preparation to save the archaeological site on a permanent basis and provide maximum facilities to national and international tourists.


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