Sharmila for restoration of heritage sites

Hyderabad—Provincial Adviser for Culture and Tourism Sharmila Farooqi has said the restoration work on 11 important heritage sites in Sindh is underway and the Culture Department was taking steps to restore the decaying historical sites in Sindh.
“This is being done so that the people may see and feel proud that these are the tombs of Sindh’s army generals who ruled in the past,” she said while speaking at a ceremony organized here on Tuesday at the 18th century old tomb of Mir Karam Ali Talpur in Heerabad area.
The event was organized on completion of a 5year restoration project, which completed in May 2015, by Endowment Fund Trust at the cost of Rs25 million. The Secretary Culture Dr Niaz Hussain Abbassi, EFT’s Secretary Abdul Hameed Akhund, the EFT’s In Charge Ishtiaq Ansari, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Hyderabad President Zahid Bhurgari and Mir Hyder Ali Talpur were present.
Ms. Farooqi said the way past rulers built those monuments had no example in present day. “It is our responsibility to protect these sites,” she remarked. She told that the Culture Department had signed agreements with the EFT for restorative works at 11 sites in Sindh. She pointed out that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had directed that all the provincial government’s departments should perform their obligations properly.
Earlier, Ms. Farooqi handed over keys of the tomb to Mir Hyder Ali Talpur whose family privately owns the compound of 12 tombs located in Heerabad area.—APP

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