The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has recognised the success of Pakistan, along with Philippines, in improving the conservation of sites that had been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The sites in Pakistan included the Lahore Fort and the Shalimar Gardens. The committee observed that successful measures had been taken to remove the threat to the brilliant palaces, mosques and gardens of Lahore. It inscribed this outstanding testimony of Mughal civilisation on the World Heritage List in 1981. Problems, including urban encroachment, had warranted the inscription of the site on the World Heritage List in Danger in 2000, at the request of the Pakistani government. The committee noted that many of the site’s monuments have since been restored. Better drainage and planning have also improved the preservation of the site’s external walls and solved problems of dampness. The List of World Heritage in Danger is designed to inform the international community of threats to the outstanding universal values for which a property has been inscribed on the World Heritage List and to encourage corrective action.