Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Sports, Tourism, Archaeology and Youth Affairs, Syed Aqil Shah has said all out steps will be taken to conserve the historic sites situated in the province so that the new generation could be apprised of them.
This he said while addressing a conference for Conservation of Sethi House at Gor Khuttree Peshawar Thursday. Director Archaeology Dr. Shah Nazar Khan, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gillani and Honorary Advisor Archaeology Department Faryal Gohar also addressed the conference while Ex-Chairman Archaeology Department, Dr. Abdur Rahman, Imran Rashid and Qari Javed Iqbal read their papers on the occasion. Hafiz Manzoor Ahmad Sethi and a large number of people also attended the conference.
Syed Aqil Shah said the nations that forget their past could not flourish and survive therefore culture for our young generation; we have to utilize our best energies. He said “Beejo De Qabar” and “Pari Chehra” graves would be preserved which are our history, heritage and culture. He said the engineering wing of his ministry has worked hard for the face lifting of Gor Khuttree, while the street from Bazar Kalan to Sethian Mohallah would be paved and search lights installed.
He said the shops made at Gor Khuttree would be given free of cost to old craftsmen to display their crafts there. Provincial Sports Minister said for the real progress of our country we have to give pen and inkpot to our children and have to earmark our 4% GDP for the promotion of education.
Syed Aqil Shah directed the authorities of archaeology department to compile the papers read in the conference and give it a shape of book. He also directed the archaeology department to buy the photographs exhibited in the photo exhibition of historical sites at Gor Khuttree and put it for display at Peshawar Museum.
Earlier, Secretary Tourism and Archaeology, Syed Jamaluddin Shah I n the opening session of the conference visited Sethi House Peshawar. There he was briefed about the conservation of the house. He directed the quarters concerned to preserve the Sethi House in its original shape.
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