Italy to assist Sindh Government in restoration of historical sites

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Apr, 2021. 02:34 pm

Sindh harbors enormous monumental, and historical buildings, tombs of Sufi saints, forts, mosques and imperial palaces that have splendid and impressive architectural exquisiteness, but the maintenance of originality and attractiveness of ancient structures is arduous and backbreaking work, however Italy has expressed interest to work with the Sindh government to establish an institute of heritage at the famous archeological site of Banbhore in the province.

According to media reports, an Italian delegation held a meeting with the Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah. The delegation that also comprised of members of the Italian Development Mission was led by the Consul General of Italy in Karachi Danilo Giurdanella.

The meeting took place a day after the delegation visited the famous archeological sites of Makli and Banbhore in Sindh. The delegation members reviewed the efforts made by the Archeological Department to restore the two sites. They expressed satisfaction with such efforts.

Moreover, the delegation also expressed its keen interest in working with the Sindh Culture and Antiquities Department for further exploration and restoration of world-famous archeological sites of Ranikot Fort, Mohenjo Daro, and Makli.

During the meeting, the Sindh Culture Minister briefed the delegation that the institutions based in Karachi, had jointly made much progress to establish an institute of heritage at the historical site of Banbhore in the province.

In addition to this, the Italian delegation also showed interest to promote Sindhi handicrafts globally.

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