Foreign diplomats visit Mohenjo-Daro archaeological site
Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan: A delegation of 13 high commissioners and ambassadors of different countries based in Pakistan visited the world famous archaeological site of Mohen-Jo-Daro the other day, reports state run news agency APP.
The ruins of the huge city of Moenjodaro – built entirely of unbaked brick in the 3rd millennium B.C. – lie in the Indus valley. The acropolis, set on high embankments, the ramparts, and the lower town, which is laid out according to strict rules, provide evidence of an early system of town planning.
Diplomats were led by the Dean of Diplomatic Corps Argentina’s Rodolfo Martin Saravia.
The diplomats included those of Russia, Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, India, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Portugal, Aegentina, Country Head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan, UNODC, UNOCHA and others.
Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Culture and Tourism Sharmilla Farooqui accompanied the delegation.
The envoys along with their families visited the museum in which antiques found from ruins are preserved and put on display. They took interest in articles preserved in the museum.
They also took a round and visited the ruins of Mohen-Jo-Dero, then visited the Stupa, Great Bath, D. K area of the ruins of the ancient city of a civilisation that dates back to five thousand years, known as Indus Valley Civilisation.
The Argentinean envoy and the leader of the envoys delegation said on the occasion that Mohen-jo-Daro is a rich archaeological site.
The Director General Culture and Tourism, Qasim Ali Qasim, briefed the envoys about the efforts and plans regarding conservation and preservation of relics.
On the occasion, he also informed the visiting guests regarding the importance of archaeological site of Mohen-jo-Dero and the facilities being provided to tourists.
He also pointed out the requirements to save the world famous archaeological site of Mohen-Jo-Daro.
Earlier, the envoys were presented traditional gifts of Ajrak and Sindhi Cap by the Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmilla Farooqui at a function held on the occasion.