The “Mapping historical and religious sites in Pakistan’s project” will now allow locals and foreign tourists, as well as researchers, to access valuable information concerning the entire historical and religious site in Pakistan by one click via a mobile app and a website.
“The project to be executed by Department of Archeology and Museums (DoAM), Islamabad soon will be of great significance for the students, researchers, tourists and archeologists”, Director Archeology, Abdul Azeem informed while talking to media on Tuesday.
Pakistan is enriched with a large number of archeological sites carrying great historical and religious significance and this project will help make all the information about both the famous as well as unfamiliar sites accessible to the people, he said.
He informed that the department will first compile all the information about these sites through involving archeology experts and hiring different consultant firms for which the tender process is going on.
The teams of archeologists and different hired companies will start compilation work of historical and religious sites across the country simultaneously.
The mobile app and website will carry information regarding significance, origin and importance of these sites for the users and serve as travelers guide, Abdul Azeem said.
This project, he continued, will take more than a year for completion and serve as an impetus for boosting local and foreign tourism and revenue generation in the country.
After launch of the mobile app and website, the department will continue adding information about the remaining sites as these sites are in thousands, he said.