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Moenjodaro ‘in danger’ after the Sindh Festival

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ISLAMABAD: Though the recent Sindh Cultural Festival won its organisers international limelight, its launch on the ruins of the world heritage Moenjodaro on February 1 continues to worry many at home and abroad – foremost the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Documents seen by Dawn show that two days later an alarmed […]

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Utmost care taken while holding Sindh Festival

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KARACHI: Despite almost three weeks into the successful holding of the opening ceremony of Sindh’s cultural extravaganza at Mohenjodaro, the debate over the damages the festival ‘could have caused’ continues unabated. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had time and again said that the festival did not damage the ruins of Mohenjodaro. He […]

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Ruins of Moenjo Daro: Culture officials no-show at court

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KARACHI: Concerns on national as well as international levels have been raised about the damages that the world heritage site of Moen Jo Daro may have suffered because of the opening ceremony of the Sindh Festival 2014. None of the officials from the Sindh government, however, appeared in court on Wednesday to quash these concerns. […]

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Unesco was against holding ceremony at Moenjodaro

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh Cultural Festival took off amid dazzling lights, but the din continues that it threatens Moenjodaro, the inaugural place of the festival listed with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as a world heritage site. About a week before the launch of the two-week festival at Moenjodaro on Friday, the […]

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