The picture shows one of the finest rock carvings at KPK northern area. - Photo by Harald Hauptmann

PESHAWAR: The Directorate of Archeology and Museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched awareness campaign for highlighting the significance of old relics and buildings in the province.

The campaign was launched through arranging a guided tour to the Buddhist era remains of Takht Bhai and Jamal Garhi, District Mardan. Curator, Peshawar Museum, Nidaullah Sehrai led the tour.

The group was comprised of senior citizens, students, members of civil society and media persons.

The Director Archaeology and Museums Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr. Shah Nazar Khan briefed the group of on the purpose and objectives of the guided tour before departure. He said there are number of ancient remains and other historic relics in the province.

The Curator Peshawar Museum, Nidaullah Sehrai, while highlighting the importance of the remains of Gandhara civilization at Takht Bhai and Jamal Garhi said several new sites had been discovered after excavation.

He particularly briefed the participants about the Ashoka Stupa and its historic background.

The group took keen interest in relics of Gandhara civilization and appreciated the step of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this regard.

They called for the continuation of the awareness program to disseminate further information about historic places of the province.

Opinion

Wheat import and food security
22 Oct 2021

Wheat import and food security

Wheat is the only commodity which justifies government intervention as the poor strata cannot be left at the mercy of the market
Living with Covid
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Living with Covid

Mental health professionals have been warning that Covid has brought with it a depression crisis.
Cricket aggression
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Cricket aggression

Good thinking, good plans and good execution will create a quality institution that can produce great teams.
Markets and disinformation
Updated 21 Oct 2021

Markets and disinformation

Journalists should be allowed to work freely as Pakistan's weak investor sentiment can't bear burden of an avalanche of fake news.

Editorial

Spate of attacks
Updated 22 Oct 2021

Spate of attacks

Following a near-constant decline since 2016, the year 2021 has witnessed a precipitous rise in violence-related fatalities in KP.
22 Oct 2021

Libel suits

THE outcome of two libel cases recently decided by courts in England should be edifying for the government — if it...
22 Oct 2021

Education losses

A NEW report on the education losses suffered by Pakistani children due to pandemic-induced school closures sheds...
Not just cricket
Updated 21 Oct 2021

Not just cricket

Hype surrounding the match — sold out as soon as tickets sales opened — has overshadowed the other games, as well as other teams.
Local governance
21 Oct 2021

Local governance

The court ruling restoring local institutions in Punjab should go a long way in ensuring the continuation of grassroots democracy.
21 Oct 2021

Breast cancer awareness

LIKE so many other issues relating to women’s health in Pakistan, breast cancer is not a subject of serious...