Ban on visiting Mohenjo Daro may be extended

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LARKANA, Aug 9: Commissioner, Larkana Division, Ghulam Akbar Laghari, has said that 15-day ban period on visiting world heritage site of Mohenjo Daro can be extended which was first imposed after devastating monsoon rains to save the site from ruining under the feet of visitors.
He imposed ban on common people earlier who arrive here from many areas regularly to see the 5000 BC old cultural heritage for 15 days which is due to expire on Monday. Many people also visit it during Eid holidays and damage the historic ruins, he said. Its main gate has been closed after the ban. During recent monsoon rains water was seen standing in the ruins which was later on drained out when it was highlighted in the media.
Laghari while talking to reporters said that Mohenjo Daro is not a place where business could be done to earn neither it is a place where people come to enjoy but it is a place which should be preserved and taken care of properly. He said he will write to the culture department soon after flood to erect a barbed wire all around the site to save the historic place from common visitors permanently.
He said that if anyone has been affected, he should go away to do his earning business. On the other hand, Culture Department Additional Secretary, Bashir Ahmed Brohi, said that he had visited the site recently and found it completely dry after rains and claimed that he found no damage to the ruins. He said he had recommended to the culture department to open the closed main gate of Mohenjo Daro for visitors.

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