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Committee Decisions

31 COM 7A.24

Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Pakistan) (C 171-172)

 

The World Heritage Committee,

1.       Having examined Document WHC-07/31.COM/7A,

2.       Recalling Decision 30 COM 7A.27, adopted at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006),

3.       Notes the progress made by the State Party in the overall preservation and conservation of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens;

4.       Requests the State Party to invite a World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS joint reactive monitoring mission so as to assess the progress made towards the desired state of conservation as proposed below and to recommend, on this basis, whether the property can be removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger:

a)      Approval and implementation of Master Plans for Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens;

b)      Protection and consolidation of the foundations of the water tanks of the hydraulic works at Shalamar Gardens as archaeological relics;

c)      Protection and preservation of external walls of Shalamar Gardens and Lahore Fort;

d)      Redefinition and extension of the boundaries of the core and buffer zones of Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens;

e)      Adequate control of encroachments and  the urban pressure;

f)       Safeguarding programme with corresponding timeframe and financial resources elaborated;

5.       Recommends that the State Party submit to the World Heritage Committee a formal request for the modification of the boundaries of the property;

6.       Also requests the State Party, in consultation with the World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS, to develop a draft Statement of Outstanding Universal Value including the conditions of integrity and authenticity, for examination by the Committee at its 32nd session;  

7.       Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2008 a report with detailed documentation of the works carried out at Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in 2008;

8.       Decides to retain the Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Pakistan) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Pakistan
Session: 31COM