Lahore Authorities Add 18 Buildings to Heritage Sites
In a gathering hung on Monday, the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and Heritage Conservation Board (HCB) have proclaimed 18 additional structures inside the Lahore as legacy properties.
Among the participants was Yusaf Salahuddin HCB Chairman, Architect Nayyar Ali Dada, Historian Faqir Saif Ud Din, Director Punjab Archeology Department, Kamran Lashari WCLA Director General, Najam us Saquib WCLA Director Conservation, Shahid Nadeem WCLA Director Administration, Asif Zaheer WCLA Director Marketing and Mubashir Hassan WCLA Deputy Director Conservation.
A year ago, 16 properties were regarded as legacy destinations by the WCLA and the all out number of legacy properties inside the walled city of Lahore is 247.
Among the structures announced legacy as of late are: Lahore Fort, Dhayan Singh Haveli (Chuna Mandi College Complex), Badshahi Masjid , Hazuri Bagh and Allama Iqbal Tomb , Oonchi Masjid Sootar Mandi , Sunehri Masjid , Masjid Saleh Kamboh , Oonchi Masjid (Bhatti Gate) , Roshnai Gate , Delhi Gate , Chitta Gate , Lohari Gate , Kashmiri Gate , Sheranwala Gate , Bhatti Gate , Paani Wala Talab , Ayaaz Tomb, Gurdawara Dera Sahib and Shahi Hammam.
The structures were considered for the legacy affirmation by WCLA under part 5 and segment 23 of the WCLA Act 2012, which expresses the expert may, “in discussion with HCB, for motivations behind protection of legacy and by warning in the official newspaper, announce a structure, structure, land, building texture, urban open space or work in the walled city of legacy esteem”.
Faqir Syed Saifuddin stated, “WCLA is making great strides as legacy and memorable structures including entryways, havelis and houses ought to be secured with the goal that the excellence of the city stays flawless and there is lawful proprietorship in the wake of pronouncing them as legacy properties also.”
Mubashir Hassan commented that it was critical to consider structures and destinations as legacy properties so as to safeguard the historical backdrop of Lahore. He further stated,
The properties announced as legacy properties in 2018 have been sent notification to advise the proprietors about it and furthermore formal reviews were held. Presently, we are trusting that the rundown will be imprinted in the official periodical. The ones announced as legacy properties in 2019 will likewise be following a similar strategy and we will hold formal reviews and satisfying legitimate customs in accordance with the WCLA’s Heritage Rules, 2017 while proclaiming the properties as legacy. It is need of great importance to pronounce these structures as legacy properties so we spare what we have in the walled city now.
Kamran Lashari, WLCA Director General commented that the gathering had different issues to take a gander at and requested that the board be charitable enough to exhort on those.
Different motivation incorporated the advancement of a support zone around Lahore Fort and we have noticed the proposal of the board. The significant thing was to proclaim the legacy properties and now we will concoct more properties to be announced as legacy in the following gathering.