Decision : 37 COM 7 B.66
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (Pakistan) (C 143)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-13/37.COM/7B,

2.  Recalling Decision 36 COM 7B.66, adopted at its 36th session (Saint-Petersburg, 2012),

3.  Acknowledges the efforts made by the State Party in addressing the conservation issues of the property but expresses its concerns that significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value of the property have yet to be fully addressed;

4.  Encourages the State Party to invite an ICOMOS/ICCROM advisory mission to the property to assist in the following:

a)  Develop a comprehensive programme for conservation and stabilisation of the most threatened monuments,

b)  Finalise the boundaries of the property and its buffer zones,

c)  Define the objectives of a Management Plan for the property to address critical issues, including disaster risk management and public use,

d)  Elaborate a capacity building strategy with a view to reinforcing national capacity in the field of heritage conservation and management;

5.  Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2015 , 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 39th session in 2015.

 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Conservation, Reports
States Parties: Pakistan
Year: 2013
Decision Code: 37 COM 7 B.66