Photo: Taliban's Department of Information and Culture, Ghazni

Aga Khan Foundation to restore historic mosque in Ghazni

Aga Khan Foundation has initiated a reconstruction project to restore the historic Babaji mosque in Ghazni province which has been damaged in recent years.

Taliban’s Information and Culture Department in Ghazni said in a post on X Sunday that the restoration work has begun.

A preliminary assessment was recently carried out by Fazal Karim Ahmadi, the head of the Aga Khan Cultural Foundation office in Ghazni, who indicated the restoration will develop this mosque in the current year to prevent the possibility of its collapse in the coming winter.
The complete reconstruction plan of this mosque is set for the beginning of next year, he added.

Hamidullah Nisar, Taliban’s provincial head of Information of Culture, thanked the Aga Khan Foundation for carrying out the project.

Babaji mosque is one of the important historical landmarks in Ghazni said to have been built more than a thousand years ago.