Decision : 36 COM 7A.28
Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Pakistan) (C 171–172)

The World Heritage Committee,

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

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7A.27 adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Commends the State Party for the significant efforts made to address the threats to the property and to implement the corrective measures and therefore considers that the Desired state of conservation has been met;

4.   Takes note of the results of the 2012 reactive monitoring mission to the property and encourages the State Party to implement its recommendations, in particular:

a)  Formally submit to the World Heritage Centre the new proposal of the buffer zone of the property as a request for minor boundary modification, in accordance to Paragraphs 163-165 of the Operational Guidelines, by 1 February 2013,

b)  Continue with the review and update of the Conservation Plan,

c)  Allocate the necessary human and technical resources to ensure the sustainability of the management system and the adequate implementation of conservation interventions,

d)  Reconstitute the training institute within the Lahore Fort to ensure capacity building for craftsmen and professional and technical staff,

e)  Continue its efforts to relocate existing infrastructure and to enforce regulatory measures at the buffer zones to ensure the protection of the property,

f)   Further develop a comprehensive presentation and interpretation strategy to incorporate conservation works implemented;

5.   Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2014, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 38th session in 2014;

6.   Decides to remove the Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore (Pakistan) from the List of World Heritage in Danger. 

Themes: Conservation, Inscriptions on the World Heritage List, List of World Heritage in Danger
States Parties: Pakistan
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7A.28