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    Unesco also has the important mission of maintaining a list of sites which are of outstanding cultural, geographical or historical importance...

    The organisation chooses such sites worldwide and declares them Cultural Heritage Sites...

  • Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will push for Unesco to include another eight sites, that are of universal value, in its lost of world heritage sites...

    “These sites are of national and cultural universal importance, and will attract tourists from across borders – that will help Pakistan generate income and improve its soft image,” Ministry of Heritage Joint Secretary Mirza Mashood Ahmed said at the closely ceremony of a workshop on the Tentative...

  • Pakistan well aware of threats to its nuclear sites: US

    WASHINGTON: “Pakistan has a professional and dedicated security force that understands the importance of nuclear security,” says the US State Department...

    “We have confidence that the government of Pakistan is well aware of the range of potential threats to its nuclear arsenal,” said a State Department spokesperson, Helaena White...

  • Databank of over 1,000 historical sites handed over to Sindh govt

    KARACHI: More than 1,000 historical sites in Sindh have been painstakingly documented and made part of an electronic database, which was handed over to the Sindh government at a ceremony on Tuesday...

    The Heritage Foundation of Pakistan and the RWTH Aachen University of Germany have worked together for over three years to create this databank that focuses on establishing an authentic inventory of cultural sites in the province...

  • Declassified list shows sites in Mosul with unexploded bombs

    WASHINGTON: A top American military commander has declassified 81 locations of unexploded bombs dropped by the US-led coalition in the battle to oust IS militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul...

    And officials are considering similar disclosures for other areas, in a rare step to help aid groups and contractors clear explosives from war-ravaged Iraqi cities
  • Climate change imperils one in four natural heritage sites

    Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands ? nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said on Monday...

    The number of sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which released the report at UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany...

  • Saudi Arabia bans selfies, photos and videos at Islam's holiest sites

    Saudi authorities stated that the measure was imposed to protect and preserve two of Islam's holiest sites, prevent the disturbance of worshippers and ensure tranquillity while performing acts of worship...

    In recent years, many pilgrims to both holy sites have posted pictures on Instagram and Facebook, ranging from posing in front of the Holy Kaaba, to taking selfies on the upper floor of the Grand Mosque to standing under the...

  • Input sought on historical sites

    LAHORE: The divisional administration has sought suggestions from individuals, groups and civil society for the rehabilitation and restoration of historical spots of the city...

    “We welcome suggestions from all sides and we appreciate the recommendations,” Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sumbal said at meeting with a delegation of a non-governmental organisation working on heritage conservation
  • Holy sites security every Muslim’s duty: Ghamidi

    He also lauded the role of Pakistan government and political parties for protecting the holy sites...

    Senator Sajid Mir chaired the sitting while federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and state minister Abid Sher Ali, JI’s Liaquat Baloch, JuP’s Ijaz Hashmi and Zawwar Bahadur, All Pakistan Ulema Council chief Tahir Ashrafi, Allama Husain Akbar and JuD’s Maulana Amir Hamza attended it...

  • Swat’s archaeological sites: a victim of neglect

    With all its historical splendour and ancient treasures, one of Swat’s most important archaeological sites, the Bir-kot-ghwandai, also known as the Bazira of Alexander the Great, welcomes everyone who enters the valley...

    “This is really strange that no government took interest in the archaeological sites of Swat valley...

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