KARACHI, Jul 8,2022- On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, it has been announced that the ancient site of Mohan Jo Daro will be closed for visitors.
In the notification issued, it is said that Mohan Jo Daro will remain closed from today till July 13.
Mohenjo Daro is one of the largest cities of the Indus Civilization in Pakistan.
Announcement said, visitors will only be allowed to visit the parking area and the museum, a holiday has been announced to avoid trampling of the antiquities during the festival.
On festival a large number of visitors walk the remains of heritage ruthlessly and further damage them.
Experts are of opinion, “It won’t be possible to save the site from natural disasters without the support of local people.”
Increase in water table, agricultural activities, unprecedented rainfall and lack of awareness among the local communities could damage the site badly.
Renowned archaeologist Dr Kaleemullah Lashari said that there are two dangers to this site – floods and heavy rains and it is not only the government that could save heritage sites but all the people,” he explained.
In summer temperatures at the site can soar above 46 degrees meaning “there is enormous thermo-stress. Salt from the underground water table is also damaging the ruins.