News ID: 291377
Published: 0836 GMT March 05, 2021

Iran ready to share experiences with Pakistan to restore archeological sites

Iran ready to share experiences with Pakistan to restore archeological sites

Tehran is ready to exchange experiences with Pakistan for conservation and restoration of archeological sites in the country, said the director of the Cultural Center of the Islamic Republic of Iran, or Khana-e-Farhang in Lahore, Jafar Ronas.

Ronas made the statement during a meeting with Kamran Lashari, the director general of the Walled City of Lahore Authority, IRNA reported.

He agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the fields of tourism, culture and art.

Referring to the existing capacities between the two brotherly and neighboring countries to develop cultural relations, Ronas explained the similarities between the historical sites of the two countries.

He added that due to the valuable experiences of Iran in the field of restoration of archeological and historical monuments, Iran can help Pakistan.

Referring to the large number of Persian inscriptions in the historical sites of Lahore, he said Khana-e-Farhang intends to produce a documentary about the Persian inscriptions of the historical sites of Lahore, and for this purpose it needs coordination and assistance.

Noting the deep cultural, historical, linguistic and artistic commonalities between Iran and Pakistan, the Pakistani official said when we meet with Iranian friends we feel a deep friendship of several decades.

Expressing the prominent role of the Indian Gurkhanid Dynasty in promoting Iranian culture and the Persian language in the subcontinent, he said there are Persian inscriptions in different parts of the old district of Lahore.

Expressing the position and role of Iranian religious figures and mystics in promoting Islam in the Indian subcontinent, Lashari referred to dozens of historical sites.

He added that several visitors do not know the mystical meaning of these poems very well and, for this reason, the Lahore Old District Administration is planning to install a translation of all these carvings with precise mystical meanings in Urdu next to these places.

He also said that his department intends to simulate and reconstruct the glorious period of the Gurkhanid Dynasty of India in the inner courtyard of the royal castle for a few days in October this year.

“Due to deep historical and cultural commonalities between the two countries, the Islamic Republic of Iran can accompany us in the best possible implementation of this plan,” he said.

The Walled City of Lahore Authority was established in 2012 with the approval of the Punjab Provincial Assembly and is responsible for the reconstruction, renovation and maintenance of dozens of historical sites, including the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Noor Jahan mausoleum, Jahangir mausoleum, and Wazir Khan Mosque.



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