Cultural Festivals

Edinburgh Festival | Biggest Arts Festival In The World Begins

Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world’s biggest arts festival.The Edinburgh Festival Fringe will see more than 3,000 shows from 58 countries mark its 75th anniversary.Its line-up will include comedians Frankie Boyle, Stewart Lee and Al Murray. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns, while the Edinburgh International …

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‘Vesak Day’ | Buddhist Religious Festival Celebrated At Taxila Museum

TAXILA: Vesak Day, a Buddhist religious festival was celebrated at the Taxila Museum and Mohramurado Stupa to mark the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha. The day is observed by Buddhists around the world and is also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day. It is traditionally celebrated on different days in various Buddhist countries …

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Buddhism Conference Unveils | Potential Of Religious Tourism In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The two-day International Conference on Buddhism in Pakistan: History, Archaeology, Art and Architecture unveiled the potential of religious tourism in Pakistan in terms of promoting social cohesion and interfaith harmony. Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation and President of STFP, Aftab-ur-Rehman Rana chaired the 8th session on Potential of Religious Tourism in Pakistan at …

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KP Pavilion Spotlights | Rich Culture, Handicrafts At Lok Mela

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. Among the prominent were Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Local Governments Fazal Illahi, General Manager Culture and …

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Exploring Tourism Potential | KPCTA, OPPO Join Hands

PESHAWAR: Under the “Discover the faces of Pakistan” project, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) and OPPO have joined hands to explore and highlight the tourism potential, cultural heritage, and historic sites through different initiatives, including publicity via social media platform, in the province. The project is aimed at highlighting portrait photography and …

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KPCTA To Install | Camping Pods in 10 More Scenic Spots

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) would install camping pods in 10 more scenic spots to facilitate tourists in the province. KPCTA Director General Kamran Ahmad Afridi said that the authority would install camping pods at 10 more tourist spots besides granting loans to the locals to launch the “Stay home” project to facilitate …

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Pak Ambassador Meets | Minister of Culture Of Belarus

BELARUS: Ambassador of Pakistan to Belarus Mr. Sajjad Haider Khan held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Anatoly Markevich, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus. The meeting was also attended by Ms. Viktoria Ratobylskaya, Head of the International Cooperation and Information Management Department of the Ministry. Underscoring the diversity of culture, ethnicity, and religion …

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The Winners Awarded | First Derajat Off-Road Jeep Challenge Race Concludes

PESHAWAR: A top official said on Monday, March 29, that more cultural festivals and traditional games would be organized in Dera Ismail Khan to attract domestic and foreign tourists to the area and boost tourism in the province. Speaking at the awards distribution ceremony of the first Derajat off-road jeep and motorcycle challenge race, Secretary …

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Tourist Information Desk | KP-CTA Set Up At Saidu Sharif Airport

PESHAWAR: The tourist information desk set up by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism (KPCTA) at the Saidu Sharif Airport was inaugurated on Friday to facilitate tourists during their visit to the Swat valley or elsewhere in Malakand Division. Chief Minister Mahmood Khan inaugurated the tourist information desk at the Saidu Sharif Airport. Federal Minister …

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Cooking Competition Concludes | KP Officials Award Winner Teams

PESHAWAR: Secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Culture, Museums, and Youth Affairs Department Abid Majeed on Saturday, March 20, said that the hospitality sector played a pivotal role in the promotion of the tourism industry, adding that more events would be arranged to encourage the youth of the province. Speaking at a ceremony held in connection with …

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