The ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar was declared as national heritage by the provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in Northwest Pakistan.
Receiving its name from the five pools of water situated there, Panj Tirath also holds a lawn and Temple with date Palm trees. The heritage site’s five pools now come under the ambit of khyber-pakhtunkhwa chamber of commerce and industry and Chacha Yunus park.
The land in the Panch Tirth Park was declared as a heritage site by the notification that was issued by the KP directorate of archaeology and museums under the KP Antiquities act 2016.
The government also announced that anyone found guilty of damaging the historic site would be fined up to Rs 2 million and 5 years of imprisonment.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was also asked by the archaeology directorate to allow archaeologists for carrying out much needed preservation work and clear the site of encroachment.
The directorate also asked for the construction of a boundary wall around the historic site.