Caretaker Minister for National Heritage and Culture Jamal Shah says folklore and heritage are pride of our country which brings together people of different cultures.
Addressing inaugural ceremony of Lok Mela in Islamabad on Friday, he said this Mela offers a valuable opportunity to all people who come from different areas of country to share their ideas and products.
Terming Pakistan as a land of ancient civilizations, Jamal Shah said Pakistan hosts ancient civilizations including Mehar Garh, Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Gandhara which left remarkable footprints in this region.
He said our rich culture and tradition has great potential to contribute to our economic revival.
Earlier, Jamal Shah along with Ambassador of the State of Palestine Ahmed Ameen Rabaie lit candles in the memory of martyrs of Gaza.