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Karezes as a World Cultural Heritage

Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan has successfully pleaded the case for "Karezes in Balochistan" for inclusion in the list of Cultural, Natural and Mixed Heritage sites in Pakistan suitable for inscription on World Heritage list of UNESCO. It has been placed at Rank No. 1 under the sites recommended for Cultural sites. Karez irrigation system is a peculiar and one of the oldest-gravity irrigation system mostly in arid and semi-arid areas of the world.

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