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Pakistan is a country with a rich history and this has led to its rich cultural heritage. There are numerous ancient sites here, historic monuments, and places that symbolize its journey to today’s modern era. We live in an age of globalization, and Pakistan’s ancient heritage makes its identity as a strong and beautiful nation even stronger. Pakistan is a country where you will find scores of ancient artifacts and centuries-old stories of people who have shaped it into what it is today.
Pakistan is where Alexander sailed across river Jhelum, with his purple flag fluttering of Gandharan civilization. It led to building Buddhist temples of Tharparkar and the Salt Range. Pakistan is also home to historic places like the Mehargarh, Harappa, and Mohenjo-Daro. There have been numerous great kingdoms that rose and collapsed over the centuries, leaving their mark on today’s culture in Pakistan.
When you travel across Pakistan, you will see architectural wonders and meandering streetscapes which we need to preserve and even revitalize to save the rich history of Pakistan.
What Can We Do to Preserve Pakistani Cultural Heritage?
Likewise, in Peshawar, the walled city also needs preservation, but not much has been done about it. There is hope that in the coming days the government in Peshawar will make reasonable attempts to help preserve the cultural heritage of the historic places in this region.
Pakistani Archaeological Sites
There are some very ancient sites dating back to 3,000 BC, named the Indus Valley Civilization. Some investigations in Baluchistan believe they have excavated artifacts dating back to 5,000 BC, which is extraordinary.
For an easy approach to preserving the country’s historic culture, we need to focus on the tangible heritage of Pakistan. We can handle this by first protecting and revitalizing the following:
- Historic monuments
- Archaeological sites
- Urban historic architecture
According to the Antiquities Act of the Federal Government of Pakistan, our country needs to preserve and protect architectural sites and historic monuments. Following this Act, in Punjab, there have been several attempts to preserve and modernize quite a handful of historic buildings.
We should all stand as one nation to preserve our cultural heritage.
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