The Clock Tower of Pul-e-Mahmood Khan of Kabul city was inaugurated today afternoon by acting CEO of Capital Region Independent Development Authority (CRIDA) Abdul Sami Stanakzai in presence of Director of Historical Monuments of the Ministry of Culture and Information Abdul Ahad Abasi, deputy Kabul governor Ms. Hanifa Griwal and some of CRIDA officials after its restoration and reconstruction by the authority.
The clock tower is the second of its kind built after the clock tower of Delkosha Palace in Arg, the Presidential Palace, in Kabul.
As the vast majority of Afghanistan’s historical monuments the clock tower was destroyed during the civil war in the country, but the Kabul Municipality in 2013 reconstructed the historic site.
Restoration of the site by CRIDA employees begun in July, 2019 in two layers as the first consisted of sand, plaster, ash, brick powder, a lower percentage of cement and bulrush, and the second layer consisted of plaster, cement, bulrush and sand.
The tower, built in four flours and decorated with decorative stones, was restored in accordance with a comprehensive technical survey done by CRIDA.