Heritage Legislation of Pakistan | STFP Organizes Round Table Conference

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ISLAMABAD: Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan (STFP) joined hands with ICOMOS Pakistan, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and C2D to organize a Round Table Conference on the theme of Heritage Legislation of Pakistan: Issues, constraints and challenges on 20th January in the conference room of PTDC Head Office at Islamabad.

International and national experts including Dr. Dowon Kim, Dr. Gamini Wijesuriya, Dr. Vishakha Kawathekar, Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, Ms. Poonam Verma Mascarenahs, Prof Dr. Rafique Mughal, Dr. Malik Maqsood, Prof. Fauzia Qureshi, Prof Sajida Haider Vandal, Mr. Kamran Lashari, Mr. Salman Baig, Dr. Nadeem Omar Tarar, Mr. Aftab ur Rehman Rana, Mr. Rafay Alam, Ms. Amina Ali, Mr Usman Sami, Mr Asadullah Faiz, Mr Salman Baig, Ms. Imrana Tiwana, Ms. Shahnaz Ramzi, Dr. Asma Ibrahim, Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari, Dr. Ali Jan, Prof. Sajjad Kausar, Ms. Kalsoom Saqib, Mr. Ijlal Husain, Mr. Mian Attiq, Ms. Rameesha Yazdani, Mr. Khawaja Zeeshan and Ms. Masooma and number of other delegates participated in the four panel discussions and shared their expert opinion  on the issues, constraints and challenge faced in the heritage conservation. They also made recommendations to resolve these issues and in the light of international best practices and contemporary heritage legislations.

Mr. Aftab ur Rehman Rana, President STFP especially discussed in his presentation about the role of local communities in the heritage conservation and creation of economic and livelihood opportunity for them to effectively engage them in heritage conservation by promoting sustainable heritage tourism.   A detailed report on the findings of this conference will be prepared and presented to the Federal and Provincial governments to incorporate necessary changes in the heritage laws of Pakistan.



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