In 1997, there were nine National Monuments in Pakistan according to Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PEPA). As of 2016, there are eleven National Monuments of Pakistan. Almost four hundred places by provincial governments and three hundred places by the federal government have been declared by as protected and national monuments areas. However, officially there are eleven monuments while there are many other places as well that are also treated as national monuments.
In Pakistan government is striving to furtherance the system of protected areas for the protection of monuments, archaeological sites, buildings, endangered species, habitats, and ecosystems. Protected areas in Pakistan can be broadly categorized into two sections; they are ecosystems and archaeological & cultural sites.
In Pakistan, there already exists an extensive list of officially notified protected archaeological sites and monuments under the Antiquities Act 1975. The approach in developing these guidelines is to concentrate on the protection of the existing sites. New sites may also be notified through the federal or provincial archaeology departments.
The Federal Department of Archaeology maintains a master register containing basic and vital information on the protected monuments and sites including full measurements of the protected area, description, location and government notification with the date of protection.
Here is the list of National Monuments of Pakistan
First 11 are officially recognized National Monuments of Pakistan.
Quaid-E-Azam’s Mazar – Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah – Karachi
Wazir Mansion – Birthplace of Muhammad Ali Jinnah – Karachi
Khaliq Dina Public Hall and Library, Karachi
Quaid-E-Azam House Museum Flagstaff House, Karachi
Tomb of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Lahore
Allama Iqbal Museum (Javed Manzil), Lahore
Islamic Summit Minar, Lahore
Professor Abdul Salam’s House, Jhang
Quaid-E-Azam Residency, Ziarat, Balochistan
Pakistan Monument, Islamabad
Historical Monuments of Thatta, Sindh
Archaeological Site of Mohenjodaro, Sindh
Old Fort or Shahi Qilla, Lahore
Shalimar Garden, Lahore
Buddhist Ruins of Takht-I-Bhai and City Remains at Sehri Bahlol