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Decision 39 COM 7B.70
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta (Pakistan) (C 143)

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-15/39.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 8B.30, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Expresses its concern over the slow progress of works in view of the significant threats to the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, which have yet to be fully addressed;
  4. Urges the State Party to speed up the completion of the Master Plan, which has listed all the issues raised by the Committee at its previous sessions, as a matter of priority;
  5. Requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission to the property to:
    1. Review the state of conservation of the property, including factors that constitute a serious threat to the property and the conservation of Tomb of Jam Nizamuddin,
    2. Provide advice to the State Party with the completion and implementations of the Master Plan,
    3. Assist the State Party with further developing and prioritising activities listed in the Master Plan;
  6. Also requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2016, an updated report, including a 1-page executive summary, on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session in 2016.
Decision Code
39 COM 7B.70
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2015 Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Decisions adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session (Bonn, 2015)
Context of Decision