The New Heritage Museum of Pakistan

Yesterday I was passing by shakarparian and thought to visit Lok Visra. (“Lok Virsa” is an organization for preservation and presentation of pakistani culture with its headquarter near Shararparian woods, Islamabad. Its director is Uxi Mufti a great folk lover and son of the renowned fiction writer Mumtaz Mufti.)

Lok Virsa had a museum in shakarparian that had a collection of “all things cultural” from all over pakistan. Many have already visited it. It was good. But Just like any other museum.

But what I saw yesterday was just “WOW!!” They have improved everything. From the main gate to the administration offices. Its “only culture” now. And the best thing I saw was the “new heritage museum”. Its not a mere collection of cultural goods now. THEY HAVE RECREATED CULTURE OF EVERY PART OF PAKISTAN. yes, recreated. The museum is not a rectangular room now. Its a safari into different parts of pakistan. you see a white travel line where you walk and you are shown how vilages/people/things are at different cultural division. You see people{artificial} wearing cultural dresses. You see bazars. you see Traditional Love Stories of pakistan recreated. You see the dresses. you see the doors/ how the front of homes look. In fact, you are having a virtual tour of pakistan. And an important thing is cultural-relations with other countries over the past. How and what came into pakistan from Middle East. you “see” that with your eyes. everything re-created again. While you roam around in the museum, the construction/format of walls change as per the region you are in.

SO, ALL OF YOU, DO VISIT LOK VISRA NEW HERITAGE MUSEUM. IT IS WORTH VISITING. AND BESIDE MUSEUM THEY HAVE MANY MANY THINGS IN THEIR TERRITORY. UXI MUFTI WILL MAKE YOU RE-THINK!

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