DOAM, Provincial archeological dept protect 403 national heritage sites.


ISLAMABAD -- Department of Archeology and Museum (DOAM) and Provincial archeological Departments are protecting 403 national heritage sites and monuments in the country to encourage historical, religious tourism.

DOAM had protected 405 national heritage sites but later on in the wake of 18th constitutional amendment in 2010, all protected sites and monuments located in the provinces have been transferred to the respective provinces.

An official of the DOAM said that it was planning to take innovative steps to encourage religious tourism with renovation of old temples and gurdawaras which fell under ICT.

He said that DOAM would start restoration of historical sites as large number of local...

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