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  • Archaeology staff closes Lahore Fort to tourists

    LAHORE: A number of officials on Tuesday kept the Lahore Fort closed for tourists reportedly for two hours in protest against the government for shifting its administrative/functional control to the Walled City of Lahore Authority from the archaeology department...

    The situation turned embarrassing for the WCLA duty officials after a delegation from the US consulate paid a scheduled visit to the fort at the time when the archaeology...

  • Lahore’s Fort and Shalamar Gardens escape Unesco danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee at its meeting which concluded in Manama on Wednesday decided to not place the Shalamar Gardens and Fort, Lahore, on the list of World Heritage in Danger...

    The delegation included managing director of the Punjab Mass Transit Authority Sibtain Fazal Halim and officials from Punjab’s archaeology department as well as engineering department of the Lahore Development Authority...

  • Wedding event at Lahore Fort: WCLA removes official over negligence

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Wednesday removed its marketing, tourism and culture director from the job for failing to monitor a function that allegedly was a wedding ceremony not permissible at the Unesco protected heritage site under the rules and regulations...

    “In the light of a preliminary inquiry into an alleged wedding function (Mehndi) reportedly organised by a private party at the Royal Kitchen...

  • Wedding event at Lahore Fort: WCLA removes official over negligence

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Wednesday removed its marketing, tourism and culture director from the job for failing to monitor a function that allegedly was a wedding ceremony not permissible at the Unesco protected heritage site under the rules and regulations...

    “In the light of a preliminary inquiry into an alleged wedding function (Mehndi) reportedly organised by a private party at the Royal Kitchen...

  • Mystery surrounding age of Ranikot Fort may be resolved

    Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that nobody exactly knew how old the Ranikot Fort was, but through the MoU a major breakthrough was expected in this regard very soon...

    MoU signed with Italian officials for joint probe into Sindh history and archaeology“We have taken a great step forward towards knowing the age of Ranikot Fort that is also called...

  • Historic fort crumbles from neglect

    Like many historical sites in the Salt Range, the condition of the Malot Fort, a beautiful and unique fort in the region, is deteriorating because of neglect...

    Two temples on the premises of the fort have crumbled, and the ruins of the fort are covered in wild growth...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    Responding to the controversial remarks, Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi, tweeted: “Traitors also built Red Fort will Modi stop hoisting Tiranga? Can Modi and Yogi tell domestic and foreign tourist not to visit Taj Mahal?”The All India Majlis-i-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief, in a series of tweets, also said that the Hyderabad House in Delhi — the state capital’s venue for hosting foreign dignitaries — was built by a “traitor”...

  • Tulamba fort under attack again

    MULTAN: The fort of Tulamba has survived many invaders for more than 2,500 years, according to legend; it is, however, now caving in to the apathy of the authorities...

    The Tulamba fort is located in the middle of the town and it was reconstructed by Sher Shah Suri...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    ”Addressing the conference, noted conservationist Dr Ijaz Anwer,...

  • Rohtas Fort documentary planned

    GUJRAT: The Jhelum district government has decided to make a documentary on Rohtas Fort to attract tourists and inform young people about the monument...

    There is a plan to approach local historians for authentic information about the fort...

  • Altit Fort — Hunza's silent prestige

    Altit Fort was on top of my to-see list, I had been told it would be the best place to learn about the origins of its people...

    The great Altit Fort was built by the Mirs (ruling family) of Hunza as a display of power to the Mirs of Nagar (twin state) and has stood tall in front of Karakoram since the 11th century...

  • Fort Vimieux

    Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851), an English romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, painted “Fort Vimieux”, oil on canvas (106...

    “Fort Vimieux” is among the group of paintings in which the artist recorded the British struggle against the French in Napoleonic Wars, and even made a special trip to sketch the ship...

  • KP govt to approach army chief to get possession of Balahisar Fort

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that provincial government will get possession of Balahisar Fort from Frontier Corps (FC) to turn it into a tourists’ attraction centre...

    “I along with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will meet Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and will ask him to hand over possession of Balahisar Fort,” he said while talking to media after ground breaking ceremony of a zoo at Pakistan Forest...

  • US diplomat launches Umerkot Fort restoration scheme

    UMERKOT: US Consul General Grace Shelton along with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the scheme for the restoration of the historical Umerkot Fort on Thursday...

    Mr Shah spoke about how the fort had been built three times in the past...

  • Two antique ‘Derawar Fort locks’ donated to Bahawalpur Museum

    BAHAWALPUR: Two huge antique locks said to be used at now defunct Bahawalpur State’s decaying Derawar Fort were presented to Commissioner Saqib Zafar for displaying these at the Bahawalpur Museum on Saturday...

    Sahibzada Qamaruz Zaman Abbasi, a great grandson of late Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi, when contacted in Lahore on his cell phone, said he talked to the Chowkidar (watchman) of Derawar Fort, Muhammad Ramzan, who was in...

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