Ambassador at Uzbekistan Embassy Furkat Sidikov has presented two large framed photographs of Mughal emperor Zaheer-ud-Din Muhammad Babur with information on his life and one embroidered panel called ‘Suzanna,’ the national cloth of Uzbekistan, for display at the ‘Uzbek Cultural Corner’ at Heritage Museum.
He presented these contributions to the Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr. Fouzia Saeed on his visit to the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).
On arrival, he was warmly received by Dr. Fouzia Saeed, who briefed him about the mandate and programs of the Institute. He was given a round of visit to Heritage Museum which depicts living cultural traditions and lifestyles of the people of Pakistan covering all provinces, regions and remote areas.
The Uzbek ambassador took keen interest in the displays on ‘Peshawari Qehwa Khana’ and ‘Hall of Architecture’ presenting 33 architectural crafts like blue tiles, Naqqashi (mirror work), marble inlay, wood carving, tile mosaic work, etc. patronised by Mughal emperors during their period. He greatly commended the efforts of Lok Virsa in projecting the cultural heritage of Pakistan in such a beautiful manner.
Later, the ambassador presented Zaheer-ud-Din Muhammad Babur pictures and Suzanna to Lok Virsa executive director for display at the Uzbek Cultural Corner at Heritage Museum.
Talking to this scribe, the Uzbek ambassador said that Uzbekistan attaches a great importance to its historical cultural linkages with Pakistan. “We are proud to have established our cultural corner at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, which will be further strengthened in the time to come”.
While appreciating the gesture of the Uzbek embassy, Lok Virsa executive director informed him that Link Passage with Central Asia at Lok Virsa showcases the cultures of all Central Asian States including Uzbekistan and provides an overview to the visitors about the cultural similarities that Pakistan shares with these countries.