Saturday, October 31, 2009

Heritage Foundation Pakistan

Whilst browsing I stumbled upon this organisation on the web:
Heritage Foundation Pakistan. It's helping to safeguard the nation's treasures - historical monuments and such. Admirable work.

"The Foundation has been instrumental in saving a large number of heritage treasures and, as UNESCO team leader 2003-2005, oversaw the stabilization of the endangered Shish Mahal ceiling of the Lahore Fort World Heritage site."

Yes, even buildings need saving. I posted last month about a hostoric building in danger, see here. So would you care if someone thought it would be OK to demolish a place that held valuable memories for future generations? Do we need to place more importance on the preservation of history in Pakistan?

If you live in Karachi or want to drop by, here are the contact details:

Heritage Foundation
E-6, Fourth Gizri Street
DHA 4, Karachi
Tel: (92 21) 5834215, 5837521; Fax: (92 21) 5863474

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