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Decision : 36 COM 7B.67
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (Pakistan) (C 143)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.76, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Expresses concern that little progress has been made in addressing the requests of the Committee at their last session or the recommendations of the previous mission in relation to the serious degradation of the property;

4.   Considers that the very extensive property with its thousands of monuments could be considered to be under serious threat;

5.   Takes note of the new Memorandum of Understanding on management with an NGO and welcomes the very recent activity and the promise of some funding;

6.   Also notes that investigative work has been undertaken on the Tomb of Jam Nizamuddin and the recommendations of the mission that further investigation and monitoring is urgently needed;

7.   Urges the State Party to develop a Management Plan to address the critical issues facing the property;

8.   Suggests that the State Party considers requesting international assistance for survey, monitoring and conservation projects, especially for the Tomb of Jam Nizamuddin;

9.   Further urges the State Party to undertake a survey of the boundaries of the property in order to establish the boundaries and a buffer zone as a basis for management and planning;

10.  Reiterates its request to the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre defined boundaries and proposals for the establishment of a buffer zone for approval by the World Heritage Committee;

11.  Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2013 a detailed report of the state of conservation of the property including progress on implementing the recommendations of the 2012 joint UNESCO/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Pakistan
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.67