PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) in Collaboration with the Directorate of Culture is holding two unique events – Huner Mela and Huner-e-Hawwa – for the women artisans to showcase their products and boost income of their families.
This was told in a meeting held here on Tuesday.Secretary Tourism Azam Khan, Additional Secretary Tariq Khan, Deputy Secretary Adil Safi, Managing Director TCKP Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Senior General Manager Hayat Ali Shah, General Manager Administration & Properties Sajjad Hameed, General Manager Tourist Information Centres Muhammad Ali Syed, Advisor Tourism TCKP Dr Ali Jan and Deputy Director Culture Ajmal Khan attended the meeting.
The ‘Huner Mela’, which is artisans at work will be held from January 15 to 17 while the ‘Huner-e-Hawwa’, which is a females only activity will be held from January 22 to 24 at the PIA Planetarium Hayatabad, Peshawar, from 10am to 10pm.For getting more details the following number should be contacted 091-9211091.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Azam Khan said that these activities were meant for fun along with business opportunities to encourage skilled folk especially females for marketing their products. “Artisans will be invited from all the regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will be provided stalls to showcase their talents,” said the official.
The artisans’ stalls will include handicrafts, embroidery, Taghar work, Bannu Royal Khaadi, stone carving, Peshawari caps, wax painting, metal work, wood carving, artwork, calligraphy, ring making, sitar making, Chitrali Patti, Gandhara Art, Drooza chappal, Sarghashay, Charsadda chapal, maizaray work, Karawa work, Sarkha, Dandas, Parunay, pottery work, blacksmith work, Hazara Jisti Shawl and Moti work and a lot of other items.
The stalls will also include traditional foods and cuisines representing all regions besides fashion show, concert and activities like food competitions and kids play area.