IUB playing vital role in discovering Hakra civilization: UK Archaeologist

Prof Dr Cameron Petrie, a senior specialist in South Asian Archeology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (UK), has said that the efforts of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) to discover the traces of the Hakra civilization, which are thousands of years old, are valuable.

Dr Cameron Petrie recently visited the IUB on the invitation of Vice Chancellor Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob. Archaeologist Afifa Khan was also with him on this occasion.

During the visit, the distinguished guests discussed on issues like history, anthropology, archeology, architecture, Pakistan Studies, tourism with Vice Chancellor, Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob, Prof Dr Shazia Anjum, Director of Cultural Heritage Research Center, Dr Khalil Ahmed, Department of Archaeology, faculty members Waqar Mushtaq and Moazzam Durrani.

On this occasion, he also reviewed in detail the digitization of the special campaign and cultural project for the discovery of Hakra Civilization in Cholistan by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) and assured all possible support from Cambridge University. It is noteworthy that the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has a license from the government for archaeological excavations in Cholistan, which has been obtained through the special efforts of Vice Chancellor Engr Prof Dr Athar Mahboob. The distinguished guests also visited the historical places of Bahawalpur.

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By Arsalan Haider

Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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