Sahiwal: As per the latest news, the Harappa Museum’s auditorium was inaugurated by Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Thursday. The Rs300 million auditorium was jointly financed by the provincial archeology and tourism departments.
The governor said at the time that the auditorium would enhance and upgrade the historical site for both local and international tourism. He also claimed that visitors will be able to digitally witness the 3,500-5,000 BC Harappan civilization. To make the auditorium more appealing to visitors, he said a souvenir shop and a visitor information center had been added.
The governor stated that the PTI government was working on a new tourist policy to protect archeological sites, especially those associated with the Indus Civilization.
He stated that attempts were being made to have Harappa added to the Unesco list of world heritage sites. He mentioned that funds had been released for the construction of an overhead bridge near the Harappa Railway Station to allow tourists easy access to the museum.
Ihsan Bhutta, the secretary of the tourism and archaeology department, also spoke.