Preserving Pakistan’s rich Cultural Heritage

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Pakistan’s cultural heritage legacy incorporates archeological sites, stupas, forts, shrines, tombs, structures, residences, landmarks, and places of worship. Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage sites are present all over the country. Pakistan is endowed with countless antiquated destinations and historic structures. These memorable resources are our connection with our past and, as the custodians of history, it is obligatory upon all Pakistanis to balance out and preserve them so they can survive for many centuries more. Pakistan is home to Mehargarh, Moenjodaro, and Harappa. The country is the land which allured Alexander to sail downstream river Jhelum with purple banners shuddering; the tremendous Gandharan human progress as the seat of Buddhism; the reverential carvings of the Hindu Shahi sanctuaries of the Salt Range and Tharparkar; the masterful funerary clusters of Makli, Multan and Uch Sharif, a combination of local trabeated and imported arcuate, presenting progressive Sultanate traditions.
It isn’t just the antiquated destinations and noteworthy landmarks, however similarly the notable metropolitan centers, extended from the pinnacles of the Khyber in the farthest north toward the southern-most edge of the mighty river Indus — Peshawar, Multan, Thatta and Karachi, and scores of other living urban communities with their historic surroundings, all significant as we continued looking for, and comprehension of our social variety. However, for the archeological sites to remain a prominent tourist attraction, we need to preserve them as these very sites depict the culture of the past and serve as a connecting link between old and modern civilizations. Moreover, the preservation of cultural heritage and archaeological places not only reminisces a nation but also promotes tourism, thus bringing monetary benefits to the country.
Preserving historic sites is a duty every country must observe since every human being has parts of the past that connects us to the future. Although the National Archeological Department has traditionally been responsible for preserving these sites, it also falls upon every Pakistani to do their share in ensuring the sites are not restructured, damaged, or polluted in any manner by their visits.

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