Moen Jo Daro to get its own website soon
KARACHI: This is for the first time in the country’s history that an archaeological site, Mohenjo Daro, is going to have its own website, said culture, tourism and antiquities minister Syed Sardar Shah on Monday.
While presiding over the 13th meeting of the executive board of the National Fund for Moen Jo Daro (NFM), Shah said the website will be launched on the eve of the upcoming international conference on Moen Jo Daro and Indus Valley Civilisation, which will be held from February 9 to February11 at Moen Jo Daro site.
The Sindh government is organising the three-day international conference on Moen Jo Daro and Indus Valley Civilisation after forty years. According to a press statement issued by the culture department, last time the conference was held in the 1970s and was organised by the then prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Archaeologists, researchers, historians and heritage experts from around the world will attend the conference.
Shah said that the website on Moen Jo Daro, as well as a separate website for the upcoming conference, is almost completed and both will be launched on the first day of the conference.
He further said that the NFM is the main body responsible for the protection, preservation, and promotion of the heritage site, while the culture, tourism and antiquities department is supporting it.
According to him, a research and resource institute is being established and its construction work will soon be completed, which will be served as the major resource centre on Moen Jo Daro by accumulating diverse research done on this archaeological site around the world.
During the meeting, the decisions taken in the previous meeting were reviewed and the status of implementation on them was discussed.