Cultural heritage in Pakistan

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Pakistan's cultural heritage includes archaeological sites, stupas, forts, shrines, tombs, buildings, residences, monuments, and places of worship. Until the passing of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan, some sites were under the federal government while others were in the provincial domain.

In 1997, the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment Pakistan, published a list of notified protected archaeological sites and monuments, according to which there are total 389 sites and monuments under federal government protection while 444 are under provincial governments.[1] Punjab and Sindh are the only two provinces which have provincial level laws to protect heritage. Aside from these sites, there are many others which are unprotected or privately owned.

List of cultural heritage sites region wise[edit]

The following are the region-wise lists of cultural heritage sites in the country:


  1. ^ "List Of Notified Protected Archaeological Sites And Monuments In Pakistan" (PDF). Guidelines For Sensitive And Critical Areas. Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 7 May 2014.