Sacred Heritage Sites | Members Stop Man-Made Damage, OIC

KARACHI: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) recently released Istanbul Declaration after an international conference held in Turkey in which OIC asked member countries to support the efforts for preserving universally recognised and regionally important sacred sites such as Al-Aqsa Mosque and heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh and India-held Kashmir from man-made damage including excavations, site alterations and overlapping developments in accordance with the OIC charter.

Prof Noman Ahmed, the Chairman of NED University of Engineering and Technology’s department of architecture and urban planning represented Pakistan at the event.

The professor told that the moot,protecting the Cultural Heritage of the Muslim World was convened by the OIC General Secretariat, OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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