Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sikh heritage preserved with help from the USA

After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced several government-to-government partnerships with Pakistan that will strengthen cooperation in new information technologies, enhance mutual understanding between our diplomats and support the preservation of Pakistan’s national heritage.

One of the projects includes: Historic Preservation – Sheikhupura Fort, Southern Punjab: The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation has agreed to support a three-year project with the Ministry of Culture to restore, conserve and protect the Sheikhupura Fort in Punjab. The site incorporates architectural and cultural elements from both the Mughul and Sikh eras and dates back to the early 17th century. In addition to highlighting Mughul architecture, the Fort also houses prime examples of Sikh fresco work in the Punjab.

July 19th 2010: Further information visit the US state department:


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