Sindh govt committed to raising, integrating domain of saving heritage: CM Murad

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that we are the inheritors of the Indus Valley Civilisation but now we are doomed due to certain, sudden, and severe patterns of climate change, which are again very much evident and needed to be understood and studied by researchers and scholars for further guidelines on policymaking and addressing the climate change and its adverse effects at our own levels.

This he said while speaking at a Conference `New Challenges to Sindh Heritage & Sculpture & Paintings Exhibition on Centenary Celebrations of Mohenjodaro Excavations convened by Culture dept here at Arts Council.

Shah appreciated Minister Culture & education, Syed Sardar Shah, to have taken this initiative, and has begun the discussion on this very important matter of ` Challenges of Climate Change to the Cultural Heritage.

The CM proudly said that we were the inheritors of the Indus Valley Civilization and originators of the world’s leading and centuries-old civilizations. He added that most of those civilizations, including ours in the Indus Valley were doomed due to certain, sudden, and severe patterns of climate change, which were again very much evident and needed to be understood and studied by researchers and scholars for further guidelines on policymaking and addressing the climate change and its adverse effects at our own levels.

Shah said that the recent calamity has affected us greatly and his government has tried its level best to rise to the crises. “It is a fact that our monuments and ancient properties suffered a great deal and I have personally been to a few such places and have observed the effects on the World Heritage Mohenjodaro,” he said and added it was sufficient to convince anyone of the importance of measures to be taken to minimize the impact of climate-related afflictions.

“When United Nations Secretary-General visited Pakistan in the first week of September 2022 and especially went to Mohenjodaro to personally witness and assess the damages to this one of two UNESCO-declared World Heritage Sites in Sindh. NNI