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  • Archaeology dept to probe gold antiquities theft in Sirkap

    TAXILA: The Punjab department of archaeology and museums has constituted a high-level committee to probe theft of antiquities worth millions of rupees from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) world heritage site of Sirkap which was declared “protected” in 1980...

    Earlier, deputy director of the department of archaeology Mohammad Irshad Khan had said that they had tracked down a few...

  • Archaeology, WCLA literally ‘fight’ over monuments control

    LAHORE: The archeology department and the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) are involved in blame-game on various issues, causing problems to both local and international tourists visiting the historical monuments in the provincial capital...

    Officials say power seems to be the bone of contention between the two entities and the provincial government needs to immediately resolve the issue in order to facilitate the tourists’ visits...
  • 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...

  • Library books being shifted from archaeology office to three places in city

    KARACHI: A large number of books from the library of the provincial exploration and excavation department are being shifted temporarily from the rented office of the archaeology department to Pakistan Academy of Letters office near PTV station, Urdu Dictionary Board in Gulshan-i-Iqbal and a seminar library of the archives department in Clifton, sources said...

    They were found packed in cartons near the empty shelves in the archaeology...

  • Archaeology dept to restore various historical sites

    TAXILA: The Punjab Department of Archaeology will be preserving, restoring and installing facilities for tourists at nine sites in Taxila, at a total cost of Rs70 million...

    Talking to the media on Thursday, the deputy director of the archaeology department Irshad Hussein said the sites that are to be restored and preserved include those from the Mughal and Buddhist eras...

  • Archaeology directorate to explore tribal areas for first time

    PESHAWAR: The political administration of Khyber Agency and Khyber Pakhutnkhwa’s archaeology directorate have planned to jointly undertake the first-ever archaeological survey in the tribal border agency and set up the first museum in Landi Kotal to explore and preserve the archaeological remains and prints that past invasions may have left yet still remain hidden from researchers and the world alike...

    Experts believe the first-ever...

  • ‘Archaeology is 10pc digging and 90pc studying items’

    KARACHI: The second day of the workshop on archaeology organised by the Italian consulate and the provincial department of culture and tourism began with a detailed presentation by Dr Niccolo Manaserro on archaeology: methodological theory and practice...

    Dr Manaserro said contrary to what people thought, archaeology was 10 per cent digging and 90 per cent studying items (found through excavation)...

  • AJK archaeology department gets control of 85 structures, places

    MUZAFFARABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has notified around 85 structures and places as ‘protected antiquities’ and given their control to the AJK tourism and archaeology department...

    The worship places, whichwere left abandoned after the Hindu and Sikh population migrated to India held Kashmir in 1947, could not be looked after due to the non-existence of an archaeology department in AJK...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

  • NEWS BRIEF : Intikhab appointed Pakistan team manager

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and coach Intikhab Alam was on Monday appointed Pakistan cricket team manager after Naveed Akram Cheema stepped down due to his appointment as chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission...

    Sources told Dawn that Intikhab’s appointment was made after Cheema had confirmed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will be unable to travel with the national team for its tour of Zimbabwe which...

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