Staff Reporter Peshawar
A large number of visitors, including domestic and foreign tourists, on Tuesday visited the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pavilion and evinced keen interest in the rich culture, handicrafts, and distinct traditions being showcased at the Lok Mela 2021.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Local Governments Fazal Illahi who visited the KP Pavilion appreciated the arrangements made for the artisans and artistes at the KP Pavilion to present a true image of the province and its people and their culture and handicrafts.
The KP Pavilion established by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) under the aegis of Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Culture, Museums and Youth Affairs Department at Lok Mela was the centre of attraction for the tourists and visitors, including men, women and children.
The KPCTA has established 29 stalls at the KP Pavilion to highlight the cultural and traditional handicrafts and tourism potential to attract more tourists to the province.
Artisans from across the KP, including Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Haripur, Swabi, Charsadda, Mansehra, Peshawar, Chitral and elsewhere have erected stalls that displayed the cultural and traditional handicrafts, food cuisines and music.
Artists wax painter Riaz Ahmad and Mughal art expert Muhammad Faheem and artistes Ijaz Sarhadi specially attended the Lok Mela and received huge appreciation from the visitors for their artwork and music.
Many visitors turned up to the KP Pavilion that displayed handicrafts including Swati Shawls, Kalash, Khadar, embroidery, Taghar work, Bannu Royal Khaadi, stone carving, Peshawari caps.