KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah said on Wednesday that conservation of over 4,000 protected buildings
across the province was not possible without engaging civil society and the public as the provincial culture department did not have sufficient resources and manpower.
He said that the offence of causing damage to the protected building
involved imprisonment up to term of three years and fine of Rs100,000.
She said that Bano Manzil's serial number and entry in the list of protected buildings
was: `DAP NED 000149; Bano Manzil;1995 149; KAR/SEQ/0731; SR 10/2 Narbhiram Street.
It's good to think that a building which witnessed so much destruction in the past is now, 70 years after the Battle of Britain, harbouring these beautiful creatures -Saltholme site manager Dave Braithwaite, left PROTECTED BUILDING
: The old ammunition store and Saltholme's Ben Calvert, above right, inspecting swallow nesting sites, right Pictures by KATIE LUNN SAFE HAVEN: Saltholme
"I've spent six months researching and compiling a seven-page document outlining why the Vulcan should be listed as a protected building
Due to its protected building
status it cannot be demolished.
He said it was reported in the media that the protected building
was being handed over to a private organisation through a memorandum of understanding, but the provincial authorities were not intimated officially.
At least three of the Libraries listed in Saturday's Echo (Kensington, Old Swan, Sefton Park) must be on some 'sort of protected building
list due to their distinctive architecture.
Palejo said that the Gymkhana's building has been declared a 'protected building
' under the Sindh Cultural Heritage Preservation Act 1994.
She added: "I ran out in my dressing gown and told them it was a protected building
'If they had gone to a less protected building
it would have caught on fire with disastrous consequences.