The NEWS reports:
US ambassador Anne W. Patterson has stressed the need to protect shared cultural heritage.
She paid a visit to the Lahore Fort to mark the completion of Alamgiri Gate, another US-funded conservation project.
“Every time I come to the Lahore Fort, I am amazed by its magnificent architecture”, said Ambassador Patterson after she was received by Punjab Archeology Department director Shahbaz Khan.
The ambassador’s fund for cultural preservation provided $31, 834 to the Punjab archeology department to help restore the faÁade of the Alamgiri Gate, using the architectural techniques and materials similar to those utilized during the original construction.
She appreciated the Punjab archeology department for its painstaking attention to details in carrying out the project initiated in 2007. The US embassy has funded the conservation of several projects in Pakistan including Sirkap site and Jinnan Wali Dehri in Taxila; Masjib Mahabat khan and Gor Khuttree, Peshawar; Maan Singh Haweli, Rohtas Fort, and the bazaar of the Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore.