PESHAWAR, Feb 1: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Archaeology, Museums, Sports and Youth Affairs Syed Aqil Shah on Friday inaugurated the renovated Sethi House and declared its lower portion open for the visitors.
Secretary Archeology and Museums Syed Jamaluddin Shah, Director Archeology Dr Shah Nazar, Ms Farida Nishtar and Ghulam Dastagir Sethi were also present. Sethi House had been built in 1884 and the present government had issued funds for its renovation. The renovation work on its lower portion has been completed.
Syed Aqil Shah said the street from main road to Sethi House would be developed and the whole Sethi Mohallah would be made a hub of tourists. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was full of tourist attraction sites, including Gandhara and Buddhist civilisations.
He said soon tour packages would come to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from the whole country and the visitors would witness worth seeing sites, including the Sethi House. Syed Aqil Shah said Gor Gathri would be turned into an artisan village wherein handicrafts would be displayed. He asked the ministry of inter-provincial coordination to hand over the PTDC properties to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as according to the 18th Constitutional Amendment the PTDC properties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be in control of the provincial government.