ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Department of Archaeology and Museums (DoAM) will arrange a week-long exhibition titled “Cultural Heritage of Pakistan” with display of unique and rare artifacts depicting different ancient eras from December 7, marking Country’s 70th Independence Day celebrations.
“The department has finalized the arrangements for holding week-long activity with the involvement of the officials of National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division, archaeology experts, researchers and students”, the Director (Archaeology) DoAM Abdul Azeem said this while talking to state-run news agency on Thursday.
The Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui will be chief guest at the inaugural ceremony while the federal ministers, ambassadors, archaeologists and a large number of visitors will be part of this event, he said.
Abdul Azeem said that the exhibition will enable the students, researchers and art lovers to explore variety of artifacts, their origins and other details.
The exhibition will be held at the auditorium of Sir Syed Memorial building in Islamabad, and it will display antiquities belonging to different periods of history of Pakistan including sculptures, pottery, coins, art objects, manuscript, weapons etc and continue till December 13.
The Director (Archaeology) DoAM Abdul said that the department is arranging this exhibition in pursuance of the directives of Advisor to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui regarding organizing activities to mark the 70th Independence Day.
Irfan Siddiqui has given special directions to make proper arrangements for exhibiting rich cultural heritage of the country in this exhibition to educate the younger generation about our legacy and promoting soft image of the country at international level.
“We all have to arrange such cultural activities to promote soft image of the country at international level and tell people what Pakistan is all about”, Irfan Siddiqui insisted according to Abdul Azeem.
Azeem said the department has recently added 1,000 more artifacts into its collection which were recovered by the customs officials at the Islamabad airport recently. The number of recovered artifacts in department’s possession is now 12,000.
The unique artifacts from this collection will also be the part of the exhibition, director, the director DoAM said.