UNESCO to dispatch mission to Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore World Heritage property (Pakistan)
The World Heritage Committee at its 38th session (Doha, 2014) requested the State Party of Pakistan to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1st December 2015, an updated report on the state of conservation of the Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore property and the implementation of the decision of the World Heritage Committee.
In this context, the current UNESCO mission to Lahore (21 February 2016) will focus on information issues pertaining to the on-going Orange Metro line project. In addition, it should be crucial that the Government of Punjab provides the World Heritage Centre, through the Federal Governement, with the technical details on the Orange Metro line project, such as drawings, maps, technical data, etc. In particular the Heritage Impact Assessment is required on the basis of which a final report and working documents as well as a set of recommendations on this matter will be prepared and submitted to the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session for examination.
The state of conservation of this property will be reviewed by the World Heritage Heritage Committee at its 40th session to take place from 10 to 20 July 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.