Sindh government fails to preserve remains of Mohen-jo-Daro

Int’l delegates arrived to attend the conference on Indus Valley Civilization

Nazir Siyal
KARACHI/LARKANA:
Sindh government Cultural and Archaeology department by its tactics utilized millions of amount since decade’s yearly budget, yet to preserve Indus Valley Civilization.
Post-monsoon severely damaged Mohenjo Daro portion, while the visitors’ vandalism as well as Sindh government had arranged function on historical site, where several walls severely affected due to visitors vandalism.
Three days International Conference on Mohen jo Daro is all set to kick off from 9 to 11 Feb at Mohen jo Daro Larkana. Sindh government Archaeology department have organized International Conference on Mohenjo Daro, where large number of national and international delegates have been invited to discuss the Indus Valley Civilization and conservation of ancient sites of Daro.
According to the authorities, the scholars from USA, Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Britain including Ayumu konasukawa from Japan, Denys Frenz from Italy, Dr. Carla and Dr. Marco from Spain, Brad Chase and Dr. Richard Meadow from USA have been arrived to attend the Int. Conference.
The delegates also visited the National Museum, and took keen interest in particular galleries of Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilization.
The Culture Department Government of Sindh and National Fund for Mohen jo Daro (NFM) are hosting the Conference, and it is expected that many of the conference recommendations shall go a long way in resolving the pending issues, and help studies in the field to find right way forward
In this regard, all the arrangements for the International Conference on Mohen jo Daro finalized to take place in Larkana, event this kind of event was held in 1973 by the then President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The conference on Mohen jo daro is an effort to bring together scholars from different countries to discuss, deliberate and recommend the diverse academic questions as well as propose the measures for the conservation of the Indus Valley site from further deterioration.
This conference would be a unique event wherein the experts will discuss on archeology, ecology, geology, history, regional linkages, technology, urbanism and its history in Mohen jo Daro, Palaeoosteology of Indus valley, and other themes particularly the new emerging content of Middle East linkages to the Indus Valley civilization.
However, the Convener of the Conference Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari has said that the Indus Valley Civilization has bagged a good amount of academic attention; there is no doubt that in the institutions, where work relevant to South Asia is undertaken, have been instrumental in putting in place, projects leading to extended studies on the Neolithic and Bronze Age sites throughout the region, spreading over to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and areas in the Persian Gulf.
He said that the Conference shall discuss new research, find out means of enlarging scope of academic studies, forge new collaborations, consider the age old question of preservation of archaeological ruins exposed to the natural and manmade reasons, and above all the presentation of the Bronze-age sites.