Present at the event were representatives from Dubai Land departments and RERA; Saeed Al Qatami, CEO of Deyaar; an Mpower representative, DOAM
employees and other stakeholders.
Talking to reporter, Director Archaeology, DoAM
, Abdul Azeem informed that the conservation work of Shah Allah Ditta Caves would be started within a week to protect these caves from further damage while encroachments from this place had already been removed by the concerned authorities.
The imprisoned Directorate of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM
) Director Dr Abdul Samad has been subject to NAB investigation earlier too.
The ambassador said as a part of cooperative efforts, the Korean government has provided the conservation equipments to DoAM
for preserving the moveable antiquities especially specimen of the Buddhist art uncovered from the archeological remains of Buddhist sanctuaries in the ancient Gandhara region.
Thousands of antiquities are being ruined in the godowns and floors of Department of Archeology and Museums (DoAM
) which has already shortage of space but authorities are showing lack of commitment to materialize the long cherished dream of establishing a national level museum in capital," an official of DoAM
The meeting was attended by NHandLH DivisionSecretary Aamir Hasan, NHandLH Division Joint Secretary Syed Junaid Akhlaq, NHandLH Division Joint Secretary Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Ayoub Chaudhry, Punjab Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism Ghulam Akbar Leghari, Sindh Information and Culture Secretary Jamshaid Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Archaeology and MuseumsDeputy Secretary Rabnawaz Abbasi and DOAM
Director Abdul Azeem.
Managing more than 1,000 service provider staff members, DOAM
currently manages a portfolio of 5,500 units across 25 communities, overseeing all technical, environmental, security, financial, administrative and customer service tasks.
Kanagaraj Gurusamy, senior community manager, DOAM
, said: "Our team is now following the new Fire and Life Code introduced by the Dubai Civil Defence and looking at integrating all new measures into the initial building development phase to make sure our buildings are safe and durable."
Director General DOAM
, said that the site was protected and declared to be of national importance, but the land on which the remains are situated is owned by private entities.
Talking to reporter on Thursday, Director Archeology DoAM
, Abdul Azeem informed that the tender process for the conservation work of 'Ban Faqiran' has been completed through which masonry and other necessary requirements would be provided.
The project has been administrated jointly by the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of the Republic of Korea, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (KCHF) and DoAM
, Pakistan with a common aim.
The department has so far completed digitalization of around 3500 artifacts while rest of the artifacts will be digitized before end of this year, Director Archeology, DoAM
, Abdul Azeem revealed while talking to APP.