Cultural activists are concerned about the lack of attention to the historic heritage in Badakhshan province.
Pul-e-Khishte is one of the historical heritage sites in Badakhshan province and it is 25 meters long and 5 meters wide. The history of this historical heritage site reportedly reaches back more than 100 years.
The architectural composition of this bridge used egg, plaster, and ash.
Some cultural activists said there has been no special attention paid to Pul-e-Khishte in recent years and now it is on the brink of collapse.
“When a historical heritage is lost or destroyed, it means we lose identity and culture, we ask the government and responsible organizations to work in this field and take action for its restoration,” said Nemat Ullah, resident of Badakhshan.
“Unfortunately, they didn’t take action for its restoration and the condition of the bridge is worrying,” said Ahmad Nabil Qazi Zada, culture activist.
Meanwhile officials of the culture and Information department of Badakhshan are talking about the restoration and construction of Pul-e-Khishte.
“The information and culture department every minute is trying to restore this bridge from every possible way,” said Arif Farooqi, culture and art leader of the culture and information department.
According to figures of the culture and information department of Badakhshan, more than 20 historical heritage sites are registered and five of them were restored during the previous government.