First-ever museum set up in Landi Kotal

A first ever museum in throughout the tribal belt aimed to preserve rich heritage of Fata was established in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency.

In this connection Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) Khyber Agency unit cabinet played a vital role and persuaded the Political Agent (PA) Khyber Agency, Khalid Mehmood for the scheme who took keen interest and directed for setting up full-fledged museum in old Assistant Political Agent (APA) office, located inside the premises of tehsil Landi Kotal.

The top political administration official said that as peace has been restored to the area and in near future like old days, foreigners, dignitaries would visit Khyber Agency and the Pak-Afghan sharing border, Torkham and through the museum they would impart knowledge pertaining civilisation, culture and rites of the tribesmen, besides exhibiting soft image of Fata.

He invited the civil community to come forward and donate or sell antiques they have preserved to make it display for the general view in the museum.

The donated items would be placed in the museum under a label inscribed with name of its donator, he added. The official asked the media to create awareness among the local tribal to join hands with administration to make the plan successful.

The dwellers of Khyber Agency appreciated the positive initiative of the administration and vowed to extend every possible assistance in that regard.

Assenting to the call of the official, local leader of Pakistan Muslim League, Nawaz, Israr Shinwari donated nine antique items to the museum.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2016