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PM inaugurates heritage trail at Al Biruni point of Nandana Fort, Jhelum

PM inaugurates heritage trail at Al Biruni point of Nandana Fort, Jhelum
February 28, 2021

JEHLUM (92 News) - Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has inaugurated a heritage trail at Al Biruni point of Nandana Fort in district Jhelum on Sunday.

The project was undertaken as part of the Prime Minister's vision to promote tourism in line with the National Tourism Strategy 2020-30, that aims to encourage tourism at the sites of historic significance and national heritage.

The prime minister is keen to preserve and conserve the Nandana Fort site and convert it into an international tourism site.

The site's archeological significance dates back to 11th century when famous scholar Abu Rehan Al-Biruni during his stay quantified the circumference of the Earth.

Later, he wrote a famous book about the region and mentioned Nandana as a great center of learning.

There are six more historic sites near the Nandana Fort including Nandana temple, Katas temple, salt mines of Khewra, Malot Fort and Throne of Babur.

These sites will become part of the heritage trail and the tourists can visit these places in one go.

The premier will also inaugurate Tilla Jogian National Park and Salt Range National Park. These two parks have been included in the six protected areas.