Advisor to Chief Minister on Tourism and PHA Asif Mehmood has said that Kallar Kahar has huge tourism potential tourism and opening of Kallar Kahar Museum will increase tourist flux in the area.
This was stated by him speaking on the occasion of inaugurating the Kallar Kahar Museum on Monday.
Secretary Tourism Ehsan Bhutta, DG Archaeology Ilyas Gill and other officers concerned were present on the occasion.
Asif Mehmood further stated that the Punjab government intends to set up museums at major tourist sites across the province in the near future.
DG Archaeology Ilyas Gill said that the construction of Kallar Kahar Museum had commenced in 2008-09.
The project faced numerous delays due to non-recruitment of staff. Now essential staff has been appointed and after the inauguration, the museum is open for the general public to visit.
Three galleries have been established in the museum. Moreover, office accommodation as well as residences for officers and staff is also provided.
This museum will provide information about the history to the visitors. Secretary Tourism Ehsan Bhutta said that three galleries namely “Fossils Gallery”, “Indus & Gandhara Gallery” and “Miscellaneous Gallery” have been established. Fossils displayed in the museum relate to millions of years old.
Similarly, items displayed in Indus & Gandhara Galleries relate to 7000BC to 1500BC, pre and pro to historic and 1st Century AD to 7th Century AD. Collection of coins ranges from 5th Century BC to today.