SWABI: Speakers at a cultural show held in the Women University Swabi (WUS) here on Monday said students had a big role to play in keeping their culture alive in the rapidly changing world.

‘Pakistan Culture Show’ was organised by the varsity’s Pakistan Studies department.

The speakers stressed the need for efforts to preserve the local cultural heritage.

On the occasion, WUS Vice-Chancellor Prof Shahana Urooj Kazmi said the students, especially females, were leading efforts to keep their culture alive, which they proved by enthusiastically participating in the cultural show.

“Only those nations survive whose culture survives and as long as our culture exists, no one can erase your identity,” she said.

Head of Pakistan Studies department Dr Adil Salar said Pakhtuns were a living example of a history that spanned over centuries.

Swabi cheel (chador), which women wear to cover their bodies, was presented to the visitors.

ROBBERY: About a dozen armed robbers forced their way into a house in Dagai village of Razaar and took away gold jewellery and cash at gunpoint.

Mohammad Ayaz, the house owner, told the police that his family members were sleeping in separate rooms when some people entered the house, firing gunshots at 2.30am.

He said when he put up resistance one of the robbers tied his hands and feet with a cloth. He said the robbers also tied his son’s hands and feet in a separate room, and threatened the female members of dire consequences if they raised alarm.

He said the robbers took away 14 tola gold ornaments and Rs300,000 cash, leaving the family locked in different rooms. He said the robbers were wearing masks.

The Kalu Khan police registered an FIR against unknown persons and started further investigations.

Published in Dawn, December 27th, 2022

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