LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) is organizing the 1st National Heritage and Tourism Workshop at Barood Khana inside Lahore Fort from 22nd to 24th November 2019 whereas speakers from all provinces of Pakistan will be participating in this experience sharing workshop.
The Walled City of Lahore Authority wish to reach out to government and semi government bodies in Pakistan, who are engaged with the preservation,conservation and promotion of heritage, culture and tourism of Pakistan.The main objectives of this workshop will be to explore the opportunities of highlighting and prioritizing the Heritage, and Tourism in Pakistan , marketing of specific sites & destinations, expanding tourism with specific package tours, learning from each other’s experiences in the field of heritage, culture and tourism, highlighting the lessons learnt during conservation and preservation of different sites / monuments and developing a vision for better management of heritage and tourism in Pakistan.
The speakers participating in the workshop include KalimUllah Lashari (Archaeologist from Sindh), Yasmin Lari ( Senior Architect from Karachi), Dr. Asma Ibrahim ( Director State Bank Museum),Dr. Abdul Samad ( Director Archaeology and Museums KPK), Mian Attique Ahmad (Director Punjab Arts Council), Kamil Khan Mumtaz (Senior Architect), Salman Beg( CEO Aga Khan Culture Services Pakistan), Dr. Fauziah Qureshi ( President ICOMOS Pakistan), Prof. Sajida Vandal ( Vice Chancellor Institute of Art andCulture), Mr. Yousaf Salahuddin ( Chairman Heritage Conservation Board WCLA andsocialite), Sajjad Kausar ( Senior Architect and member of Heritage Conservation Board WCLA), Dr. Jaevria Manzoor Sheikh ( Vice Chancellor University of Art and Culture Jamshoro), Dr. Fauzia Saeed (ex- Executive Director Lok Virsa), Brig. Dr. Adnan Salim (Director Army Museum, Rawalpindi), Brig. Zaman Nasarullah Khan Niazi (Director General Army Heritage Foundation), Irshad Ahmad Pirzada ( Director Archaeology Department Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK), Midhat Shahzad ( Secretary Archaeology Department Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK), Mr. Shahzad Nawaz ( Creative head of different media houses), Mr. Aziz Alidad ( Cultural Expert Gilgit Baltistan), Zafar Buledi(Secretary Archaeology Balochistan), Dr. Rustam Khan ( Curator Punjab Archaeology) and Dr, Nadhra Shahbaz ( Associate Professor LUMS). The Director General WCLA Kamran Lashari said, “The purpose of holding this three days workshop is to gain knowledge by sharing each other’s experiences in the fields of heritage, tourism and culture.”