Thursday, September 27, 2007

Whoops Blame game begins after fort turret collapse
A blame game has started between the Punjab Archaeology Department (PAD) and the Federal Archaeology Department (FAD) after the northeastern turret of the seventh century Jahangir’s Quadrangle at the Lahore Fort collapsed on Monday.

PAD director general Shahbaz Khan started an inquiry soon after the turret collapsed and barred the public and the press from the spot. PAD officials said the turret collapsed because of rain. Culture secretary Ashfaq Gondal visited the Lahore Fort on Wednesday, inspected the turret and ordered the PAD DG to look into the issue and submit a report within seven days.