PC-1 of six historical sites’ conservation ready

Multan—Punjab Archaeology department has sent PC-1 of six historical sites in southern Punjab to higher ups for their conservation at a cost of about Rs 142 million under annual development plan (ADP) of next fiscal year 2017-18. Archaeology department officials said on Thursday that the PC-1 for conservation of an ancient Buddhist period site, Mound Dillu Roy, located exactly on the border line of Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts at tehsil Jampur, was among the six proposals prepared by officials.
The study carried out on the site and the ancient objects found from there showed the site remained occupied by the Buddhists in the Scytho-Parthian period and was around 3000 to 5000 years old.
The site is about two and half miles north-west of Jampur town in Mauza Khanpur and spread over an area of 262 Kanals. However, three Kanal area lies in (Jampur) district Rajanpur and rest in DG Khan district.
The proposal for its conservation estimates its cost at Rs 87 million including Rs 45 million for land acquisition and rest for preservation.
Another scheme is meant for conservation of 400 years old mausoleum of Hazrat Ali Akbar at Suraj Miani in Multan which resembles mausoleum of Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam that is considered country’s best conserved sites. Its conservation would cost around Rs 22.65 million.
Other schemes included conservation of 250-300 years old mausoleum of Hazrat Shah Hussain Saddozai at Abdali road in Multan (Rs 7.5 million), Shahi Masjid at Fatehpur in Mailsi built during the reign of Aurangzeb-Alamgir (Rs 16 million), mausoleum of Fateh Khan Joiya at Fatehpur in Mailsi (Rs 6 million), and mausoleum of Nawab Shuja Khan in Shujabad, district Multan (Rs 3.26 million).—APP

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