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State of Conservation (SOC)

Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Date of Inscription: 1981
Nomination records (Year): 1980
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)
Danger List: Yes
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  • Deliberate destruction of heritage
  • Financial resources
  • Housing
  • Land conversion
  • Legal framework
  • Management systems/ management plan
Inscription on the Danger List
Year: 2000 -2012
Threats to the Site:

Tanks built 375 years ago to supply water to the Garden's fountains were destroyed in June 1999 to widen the road which borders the gardens on their south side. The perimeter walls of the Garden are also deteriorating. In view of the damage observed and the threat facing the site, the Committee decided to inscribe it on the List of World Heritage in Danger, in response to a request from the Pakistani government that the international community take action to safeguard the site.

In its letter requesting the action, the Government of Pakistan expressed its appreciation for continued assistance from the World Heritage Committee and the World Heritage Centre for the conservation and development of the Shalamar Gardens. By nominating the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the State Party expressed its hope to increase public awareness both nationally and internationally on the importance of preserving this Moghul exemplary site of World Heritage of value, which continues to be a living cultural heritage site.

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.