Federal govt cancels transfer of historical sites in Punjab

Many sites had been encroached upon which had been looked after by FAD. The proposal in the connection had pointed out that the provincial government would be the best custodian of its cultural heritage. The Punjab government had been discussing the issue with the federal government since 1984. On June 2, 2001, General Pervez Musharraf issued a directive through the federal culture secretary that all historical sites be handed over to the provincial governments. In January 2007, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the removal of encroachments from the archaeological sites in Punjab and directed the FAD to hand those monuments over to the PAD. staff report.

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