Syed Sardar Ali Shah
Message from the Honourable Minsiter
Welcome to the website of Antiquities department, Government of Sindh. Archaeology and antiquities; where we can look our past, our heritage and status of our greatest civilization.
My own heart beats with the archeology and tourism of Sindh. In Antiquities, I initiated the task to promote the Archeological and Cultural Heritage within and outside the country by revitalizing the Directorate of Antiquities, which was in dormant since its establishment. For the first time a full time Director General assumed the charge of this important organ, and the directorate showed their performance in holding of three-days International Conference on Mohen jo Daro, conservation at Makli as per UNESCO guidelines. The Umerkot fort which was neglected since long and was in complete ruins has been brought back into its past grandeur after the restoration of its majestic walls. The Department in collaboration with the French Archeological Mission carried out Archeological excavations at Chahun jo Daro, a pre-historic site in Sakrand. The excavation at Lakhian jo Daro is in progress in collaboration with the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, whereas joint archeological venture at Bhanbhore site has been formalized with the Italian archeological mission. Restoration work at Kotdiji fort and at Ranikot fort are set to be started in coming days.
Beside all above concrete tasks, it was very much necessary to bring all information regarding activities and comprehensive data of our archaeological sites to all of you, no matter where you live, on which time you can spare for us; our responsive website will say you welcome and present you all information that you need. I am hoping that you will enjoy our website and wonder to see our glorious hidtory.
Syed Sardar Ali Shah
Culture, Tourism & Antiquities - govt. of Sindh
Message from the Secretary to Government of Sindh
In this age of information technology, we want exact information with proper keywording for our research and no doubt a website can meet with our needs. So this is the website of Antiquities wing of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department – Government of Sindh, that suits with state of art and having cutting-edge technology. Every visitor is hereby assisted to proper location and archaeological sites along with brief of the heritage and historical site.
I here offer congratulations to all concerned officers and members of IT crew who have succeeded in creating a new face to the Directorate General of Antiquities & Archaeology of Culture Tourism & Antiquities Department, Government of Sindh. The presence of this website is very important in enabling the public to know in greater detail the responsibilities and functions of the department.
I am confident this website will assist the public in getting the information they require. I hope, beside it being continuously updated, the quality of contents will also be improved from time to time.
I am also certain with the serious efforts being made to display information through this website for the benefit of the public, it will enable all of us together, make the government's objective through the mutual cooperation in preservation of our heritage which is beyond of our imaginations, and that will be our success.
Once again congratulations and Best Wishes. .
Ghulam Akbar Laghari
Secretary to Government of Sindh
Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Department
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