AKTC’s Walled City of Lahore’s Master plan to save heritage

AKTC's Walled City of Lahore's Master plan to save heritageLAHORE – The Walled City of Lahore Authority is set to introduce a master plan to save cultural heritage from walled city’s commercial activities.

Under the Master Conservation Redevelopment Plan (MCRP), the WCLA aims to reclaim the area occupied by land grabbers.
The authority is conducting comprehensive study on the aspects affecting the beauty of historical monuments located in the walled city including century’s old mosques and houses in the walled city, making it peaceful place for the tourists.

The MCRP is being prepared with consultation of Masood Khan, senior consultant at Agha Khan Trust. It will be finalised by this November.

“This master plan is need of the hour, as the challenge of commercial area in the city has taken over the space with the passage of time, and it has damaged the pride of national heritage,” WCLA Director Conservation Najamul Saqib said while talking to The Nation.

[…] Answering a query, the WCLA director said that the master plan will be based on 2008 survey conducted by Agha Khan Trust in the walled city; whereas a final draft will be presented before board of governors for final approval.

Source: nation.com.pk

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