Festivals on oldest civilizations planned to promote tourism: DG PAC

RAWALPINDI: Punjab Arts Council Director General Saman Rai on Tuesday said that the Punjab government has planned festivals in 2022-23 on world’s oldest civilisations to promote tourism in the country.

She said through the festivals, the world will be apprised that oldest civilizations still alive in Pakistan. Presiding over a meeting here at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) to review arrangements for holding the festivals, she said that the oldest civilisations, including Gandhara, Harappa, Rohi and Sindhi were preserved in Pakistan in their original shape.

The provincial government would organise fairs on Gandhara, Harappa, Sindhi and Rohi in Taxila, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Bahawalpur respectively, Saman said.

RAC Director Waqar Ahmed said that every nation had a cultural personality; some aspects of the personality were similar to other civilizations. Still, some individual characteristics distinguished the culture of a nation from other civilizations, he added.

He said that the programmes for the fairs were being finalized, and would feature artisan stalls, folk music, musical nights, craft competitions and documentary films.

Waqar mentioned that diplomats, NGOs, and students would also be invited to the fairs.

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