ISLAMABAD - The colours of Punjab culture dominate the ongoing Lok Mela where maestro artisans and folk singers from all over the province are showing their skills.Ch Asif Pervaiz, executive director Punjab Council of Arts, accompanied by Waqar Ahmed, deputy director Art and Craft and resident director Rawalpindi Arts Council, visited Punjab Pavilion, said a press release issued on Saturday.Punjab Council of the Arts introduced new artisans in Lok Mela this year whose artistic work achieved thunder appreciation from the visitors. The novelty was seen in camel work, decoration pieces from bamboos, glass work and work from leaves of dates. The village in Punjab Pavilion remained source of attraction for visitors and particularly foreigners.Pervaiz speaking on the occasion said that patronisation of the government of Punjab gave encouragement to the artisans. He added that Punjab had a rich traditional culture and the government was making all-out efforts to preserve it.

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