QUETTA   -   Pashtun Culture Day was celebrated in different parts of Balochistan, in­cluding its provincial capital Quetta on Friday. 

The day was marked with various colourful ceremonies organised at different places in Quetta and other Pashtun dominated districts of the province.The main ceremony was held at the open area of the Metro­politan Corporation Quetta (MCQ) where the stalls were set up high­lighting the Pashtun culture — its history, contribution to the country’s uplift and landmark achievements. 

Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) Chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai visited the stalls at MCQ while a large number of party lead­ers and supporters were also pres­ent. 

The PKMAP chief during his visit appreciated the youth who beauti­fully decorated the stalls depicting the history and culture of the Pash­tun people and tribes. 

Meanwhile, a large number of students were also gathered at a seminar organised by Pakhtunkhwa Student Organisation in Balochistan University. Pashto Academy General Secretary Dr Kamil Qazalbash told media that the seminar was organ­ised by Pashto Academy in Quetta and would continue for three days. Meanwhile, under the auspices of ANP and Balochistan Culture De­partment, a separate event was or­ganised at the Institute of Culture. Likewise, there were reports from other parts of the province where different events, including exhibi­tions and rallies were organised