United States announced big grant for the preservation of heritage sites in Pakistan
KARACHI: *United States announced big grant for the preservation of heritage sites in Pakistan, media has reported.*
United States (US) on Wednesday announced a Rs 55 million grant for preserving the heritage sites in the country.
The announcement was made by the United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan Paul W Jones during an event at Indus Valley School.
The US envoy said that the grant was aimed at restoring the cultural and heritage sites in the country.
“There are many cultural sites in the country and it is important to safeguard these places,” he said.
He further said that the United States has extended cooperation with Pakistan in many sectors.
In December 2019, the Sindh government has declared Karachi’s Banyan trees as “protected heritage of the city.”
The Sindh chief minister’s Adviser on Law and Environment Murtaza Wahab tweeted, “#SindhGovt link has declared the old Banyan Trees in Clifton & other areas of Karachi as Protected Heritage of the city of Karachi.”
“It has been noted with great concern that BANYAN TREES in the city of Karachi are in the danger of being chopped, discarded and becoming extinct due to negligence and deliberate cutting done by the unscrupulous elements,” read an administrative order issued by the Karachi commissioner on the Sindh chief minister’s directives.