Country: Pakistan

Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness

(Pakistan)

Anil Datta (2017). Slamming sale of fake Sadequains, media asked to raise awareness. The News. 3 August.

Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Jamal Shahid (2017). Pakistan yet to bring back stolen Buddha artefact from US. Dawn. 10 July.

Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum

(Pakistan)

Majeed Gill (2017). Audit report shows 227 artefacts missing from Bahawalpur museum. Dawn. 18 June.

Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2017). Cultural crime: Asma Ibrahim narrates the sad tale of antiquities being stolen. The Express Tribune. 10 May.

Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Phaedra Haywood (2017). Santa Fe duo sentenced in immigration fraud, artifacts-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 5 May.

Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site

(Pakistan)

Amjad Iqbal (2017). Restoration may have disfigured Buddhist monastery, a world heritage site. Dawn. 2 May.

FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA

(Pakistan)

Shakeel Qarar (2017). FIA initiates inquiry into 'disappearance and theft' of art from PNCA. Dawn. 24 March.

Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US

(Pakistan; United States of America)

Anwar Iqbal (2017). Pakistani faces 20-year imprisonment in US. Dawn. 13 March.

Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Uriel J. Garcia (2017). Santa Fe couple convicted in artifact-smuggling case. Santa Fe New Mexican. 9 February.

The dancing girl in distress

(Pakistan; India)

Pakistan Today (2017). The dancing girl in distress. Pakistan Today. 29 January.

Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

(Pakistan)

Faras Ghani (2017). Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away. Al Jazeera. 23 January.

SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2017). SHC orders removal of Mohenjo Daro encroachers. Daily Times. 12 January.

Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Preservation of archaeological sites promotes tourism. The Nation. 5 December.

Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Publication of ads about stolen artefacts in major dailies ordered. Dawn. 17 November.

Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India

(Pakistan; India)

The News (2016). Notices issued on plea for retrieval of 'Dancing Girl' from India. The News. 11 November.

Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it

(Pakistan)

Fazal Khaliq (2016). Iconic Buddha in Swat valley restored after nine years when Taliban defaced it. Dawn. 7 November.

High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India

(Pakistan; India)

Jamal Khurshid (2016). High court moved for retrieving dancing girl statuette from India. The News. 6 November.

Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Gareth Harris (2016). Photographer Steve McCurry speaks out against arrest of Sharbat Gula, the 'Afghan girl with green eyes'. The Art Newspaper. 27 October.

'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan

(Afghanistan; Pakistan)

Christine Hauser (2016). 'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic Photo Is Arrested in Pakistan. The New York Times. 26 October.

Find the artifact thief and win

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Today (2016). Find the artifact thief and win. Pakistan Today. 18 October.

The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?

(Pakistan; India)

Hansa Malhortra (2016). The Curious Case of Mohenjo Daro: Whose Civilisation Is It Anyway?. The Quint. 14 October.

Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing

(India; Pakistan)

Vasant Shinde (2016). Pakistani Claim Over the Dancing Girl Has No Standing. The Quint. 13 October.

Art of the past

(Pakistan)

Zainab Fakhar (2016). Art of the past. Pakistan Today. 24 September.

KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Observer (2016). KP lacks archaeological experts to preserve priceless heritage. Pakistan Observer. 9 September.

Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2016). Modification, demolition of ancient structures stayed. Dawn. 5 July.

Pakistan's Vanishing History

(Pakistan)

Daud Khattak (2016). Pakistan's Vanishing History. The Diplomat. 2 July.

Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2016). Priceless antiques missing from Peshawar museum: confrontation between ACE and Directorate of Archaeology. Daily Times. 25 May.

Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum

(Pakistan)

The News (2016). Inquiry report points out irregularities in Peshawar Museum. The News. 20 May.

US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

BBC News (2016). US returns stolen ancient Buddhist sculpture to Pakistan. BBC News. 28 April.

US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan

(Pakistan; United States of America)

APP (2016). US returning smuggled Buddha sculpture to Pakistan. The Nation. 27 April.

Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli

(Pakistan)

Ghulam Hussain Khwaja (2016). Probe confirms damage to 15th-century tomb at Makli. Dawn. 17 April.

KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2016). KP government introduces bill to protect, preserve antiquities. Business Recorder. 28 March.

Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum

(Pakistan)

Dunya News (2016). Real artifacts stolen, replaced with fake ones at Peshawar museum. Dunya News. 26 March.

Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue

(United States of America; Pakistan)

The Daily Chappaqua (2016). Crooked antiques dealer dodges prison for smuggled $1M statue. The Daily Chappaqua. 24 March.

Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Jamie Schram (2016). Antique dealer arrested for smuggling ancient sculpture. New York Post. 22 March.

Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling

(United States of America; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Cambodia)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Law Enforcement Focuses on Asia Week in Inquiry of Antiquities Smuggling. The New York Times. 17 March.

Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director

(Pakistan)

APP (2016). Thousands of rare artefacts at risk, says archaelogy director. Daily Times. 17 March.

Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Tom Mashberg (2016). Federal Agents Seize What They Called an Illicit Antiquity Headed for Asia Week. The New York Times. 15 March.

Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins

(Pakistan)

Ashraf Javed (2016). Probe into Summit Minar Museum theft begins. The Nation. 6 March.

Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested

(Pakistan)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2016). Bid to smuggle antiquities foiled, two arrested. Dawn. 5 March.

India's Lost Treasures

(India; United Kingdom; Pakistan)

Tripti Nath (2016). India's Lost Treasures. The Free Press Journal. 5 March.

Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore

(Pakistan)

Fayyaz Hussain (2016). Priceless artifacts stolen from cellar of Islamic summit tower in Lahore. Daily Pakistan. 5 March.

Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it

(Pakistan)

Sameer Mandhro (2016). Old graveyard dug up and no one knows who's doing it. The Express Tribune. 26 February.

Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Ben MacIntyre (2016). Britain must free the blood-soaked queen of diamonds Koh-i-Noor. The Australian. 13 February.

Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Gianluca Mezzofiore (2016). Pakistan lays claim to the Koh-i-Noor diamond centrepiece to the Crown Jewels, claiming the gem was 'forcibly' taken by Britain. The Daily Mail. 8 February.

Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2016). Probation for dealer who smuggled artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 29 January.

Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2016). Shah Jehan mosque started losing tiles in the 70s, claims khatib. The Express Tribune. 22 January.

KP Antiquities Act 2015

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2016). KP Antiquities Act 2015. The Nation. 5 January.

Pillage of prehistory

(Pakistan)

Hidayat Khan (2016). Pillage of prehistory. The Express Tribune. 3 January.

Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board

(Pakistan)

Business Recorder (2015). Antiques' smuggling: Customs plans to take Interpol on board. Business Recorder. 23 December.

Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m

(Pakistan)

Daily Times (2015). Customs recovers antiquities worth $10m. Daily Times. 23 December.

Man held with $10 million antique items at airport

(Pakistan; Thailand)

Muhammad Ali (2015). Man held with $10 million antique items at airport. Business Recorder. 19 December.

'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'

(India; Pakistan)

Avinash Lohana (2015). 'Ashutosh stole my Mohenjodaro story'. Mumbai Mirror. 16 December.

Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond

(United Kingdom; Pakistan; India)

Reuters (2015). Pakistani lawyer files petition for return of Koh-i-noor crown jewels diamond. The Guardian. 3 December.

Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'

(Pakistan)

The Express Tribune (2015). Moment in history: 'Ancient sites vanishing due to vandalism'. The Express Tribune. 23 November.

Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan

(United States of America; Pakistan)

Matt Zapotosky (2015). Fla. dealer pleads guilty to smuggling artifacts from grave sites in Pakistan. The Washington Post. 13 November.

DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft

(Pakistan)

Pakistan Christian Post (2015). DHS demands TCC and authorities the recovery of Mohenjodaro articles theft. Pakistan Christian Post. 16 August.

Protecting The Past

(Pakistan)

The Nation (2015). Protecting The Past. The Nation. 8 August.

Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz

(Pakistan)

Inamullah Khattak (2015). Large number of artifacts smuggled to US, EU: Pervaiz. The Nation. 7 August.

Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting

(Pakistan)

Peerzada Salman (2015). Precious artefacts get damaged, others face risk of theft during shifting. Dawn. 5 July.

Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city

(Pakistan)

Muhammad Sadaqat (2015). Indo-Scythian era: Silver rush eats away at 2,000-year-old city. The Express Tribune. 2 June.

Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues

(Pakistan)

Obaid Abbasi (2015). Customs foil bid to smuggle Buddha statues. The Express Tribune. 20 May.

Balochistan's assets: Govt disinterest keeps smuggled relics in Europe

(Pakistan)

Mohammad Zafar (2015). Balochistan's assets: Govt disinterest keeps smuggled relics in Europe. The Express Tribune. 4 May.

Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history

(Pakistan)

Dawn (2015). Removal of Shah Jahan mosque relics termed theft of history. Dawn. 21 January.

In search of the lost antiquities

(Pakistan; Sri Lanka)

Sadia Qasim Shah (2014). In search of the lost antiquities. Dawn. 8 July.

China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins

(Pakistan; China)

Jamal Shahid (2014). China-bound passenger held with over 2,000 rare ancient coins. Dawn. 2 June.