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Decision 35 COM 7B.76
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (Pakistan) (C 143)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-11/35.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 33 COM 7B.80, adopted at its 33rd session (Seville, 2009),

3. Expresses its condolences to the State Party for the loss and devastation caused by the floods in 2010;

4. Regrets that little progress has been made towards the implementation of the World Heritage Committee decisions and that no information has been provided concerning ongoing conservation works including repair works to pavilions, monuments and tombs;

5. Expresses its concern about the serious degradation of the property aggravated by the recent flood and the lack of preparation for emergency actions, including the lack of security measures to protect the property and urges the State Party to develop an emergency action plan to address urgent measures necessary for security and stabilisation of structures and to implement them;

6. Also urges the State Party to take action to adopt the Master Plan and to develop the management plan;

7. Further urges the State Party to take appropriate measures to stabilise the Tomb of Jam Nizamuddin;

8. Requests the State Party to submit the defined boundaries to the World Heritage Centre and proposals for the establishment of a buffer zone, for approval by the World Heritage Committee;

9. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property to review the state of conservation and the progress on the above issues, and to help the State Party to prepare the post-flood emergency and conservation action plan;

10. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2012, a detailed report on the state of conservation of the property, including progress on the above issues and the recommendations of the 2006 joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in 2012, with a view to considering, in the case of confirmation of the ascertained or potential danger to the Outstanding Universal Value, the possible inscription of the property on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Code
35 COM 7B.76
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2011 Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Decisions Adopted by the Word Heritage Committee at its 35th Session (UNESCO, 2011)
Context of Decision