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KP’s cultural heritage and art forms on death-bed

PESHAWAR – The centuries-old cultural skills of wood carving, stone carving, lacquer art, embroidery, metal art, pottery-making, taghar work and calligraphy were vanishing due to the government’s lack of regard towards the artisans and skilled people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said the artisans while demanding the government to take steps for the improvement of the ancient Pakhtun cultural skills in the province.
A survey conducted by Pakistan Today at the “Artisan Fair” conducted by

Egypt crisis – UNESCO warns on heritage

PARIS – The United Nations cultural organisation urged Egyptian authorities and protesters on Tuesday to protect the country’s heritage and respect freedom of expression during the ongoing political crisis. There have been reports of a looting attempt at Cairo’s renowned Egyptian Museum and other historal sites, as well as of citizens taking it upon themselves to set up a cordon to protect their nation’s heritage.
“My compassion goes first to the victims of the civil unrest and

matters of heritage – THE DEBACLED TOMB OF KOKALTASH

Lahore – Khan-e-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash was a high ranking officer during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb Alamigir. Khan Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash, original name Mir Malik Husain, was Aurungzeb’s foster brother and a nobleman in the imperial court. In 1673, he was sent to the Deccan as governor.
He rebuilt the fortress of Surat to fight against Shivaji. He was also sent against Abul Hasan, the last king of Golconda. In 1674, Aurungzeb raised him from the rank

Classical music: Safeguarding our cultural heritage

LAHORE: At a time when neglecting classical music has been on the demise in Pakistan for the last several years, the All Pakistan Musical Conference organised a classical music night at the Alhamra Art Council, Lahore on the December 1.
The initiative was to create awareness about the importance of Pakistani musical heritage sporting the propagation of classical music. The leading organiser and secretary general of APMC Dr Ghazala Irfan opened the proceedings with a speech

Victoria Girls High School – Taught in heritage

LAHORE: Victoria Girls High School is a government girl’s school inside the walled city of Lahore and is housed in a nineteenth century Sikh period haveli of Naunihal Singh, the son of Maharajah Ranjeet Singh.
The haveli is one of the few remaining royal residences from the Sikh period in Lahore. It is an intact structure of over forty rooms with most elements of its original ornamentation preserved on the two main elevations and the interior courtyard facades.
The most

Venice wants heritage status for gondolas

Venice wants its famous wooden gondolas to be given world heritage status and it is set to apply to get them listed.
The move comes as plans by a shipyard in Brindisi in southern Italy to start producing weather-resistant plastic and fiberglass replicas emerged.
The city’s gondoliers’ association said that it takes months of painstaking work to make an authentic gondola, and replacing them with plastic is “outrageous”.
“Safeguarding the tradition of the gondola, of the

Folk Heritage Museum keeps tradition alive

The Folk Heritage Museum of Islamabad, frequented by a large number of people, preserves the traditional culture and offers an enchanting journey through splendid civilizations of all the four provinces.
Catering to the pluralistic society of Islamabad, the museum documents the change in culture and tradition starting from the Indus civilization to postmodern times.
A walk down the galleries gives one the impression of passing through different areas of the country in

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