UNESCO to as­sist govt in con­serv­ing her­itage

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

HYDERABAD: Sindh Govern­ment has inked an agree­ment with United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion (UNESCO) for con­ser­va­tion of her­itage sites in Sindh.

Sindh Min­is­ter for Cul­ture Sas­sui Paleejo in­formed this Mon­day evening

while talk­ing to re­porters at Sindh Mu­seum where she in­au­gu­rated an ex­hi­bi­tion of sculp­tures carved by fa­mous sculp­tor Mairaj Khush­hal Das.

Sas­sui ap­prised that the agree­ment had been signed with UNESCO af­ter trans­fer of Fed­eral Her­itage Depart­ment to the pro­vin­cial govern­ment.

As per the terms and con­di­tions of the agree­ment UNESCO would ren­der

tech­ni­cal and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to the pro­vin­cial govern­ment in con­ser­va­tion of the her­itage sites in Sindh as well as in main­te­nance of their doc­u­men­tary records and re­pair work, she added.

While prais­ing the artistry of the sculp­tor, the min­is­ter an­nounced

dis­play­ing of Mairaj Khush­hal's stat­ues of Quaid-eAzam Muham­mad Ali Jin­nah and Sha­heed Be­nazir Bhutto at an ex­hi­bi­tion to be or­ga­nized by Cul­ture Depart­ment on Dec 25 and 27. Sas­sui as­sured that she would present her rec­om­men­da­tions to higher au­thor­i­ties in the govern­ment for tak­ing into cus­tody Marvi Mu­seum in District Bathoro cur­rently be­ing run by Mairaj Khush­hal.

The min­is­ter in­formed that sculp­tures carved from wood would also be dis­played at the gallery in Sindh Mu­seum for pro­mo­tion of that genre of art. She ob­served that the in­ter­est shown by the peo­ple by at­tend­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion proves that they like the pieces of art pre­sented there, adding the govern­ment would con­tinue to take ini­tia­tives for pro­mo­tion of sculp­ture art. On her visit she was ac­com­pa­nied by MPA Farheen Mughal be­sides other PPP lead­ers of Hyderabad. -App

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