ISLAMABAD -

Islamabad would be made a hub of cultural activities as these activities are the best source of recreation and amusement for the people.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would make all-out efforts to promote regional cultures of Pakistan in the federal capital.  Chairman CDA Syed Tahir Shahbaz said this on the occasion of concluding ceremony of Margalla Festival. On this occasion Member Administration CDA, Munir Ahmad Chaudhry, and officers of sports and culture directorate were also present.

Addressing the concluding session of Margalla Festival, the chairman CDA said that CDA would celebrate the Margalla Festival as annual festival. He said that the prominent artists and singers from all four provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir performed brilliantly and entertained the residents of the city. He said that residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad have enthusiastically participated in Margalla Festival and highly encouraged the performance of artists. Visitors have shown their keen interest in handicrafts and embroideries of regional artists who have demonstrated their outstanding professional art skills at various stalls in festival. Besides the local public, a large number of foreigners have also visited the 10-day Margalla Festival and appreciated the skills of hardworking artists, said the chairman.

The chairman CDA directed officers of sports and cultural directorate to organise different tournaments of cricket, hockey, football and other games on the pattern of Margalla Festival, adding that such sports activities would enable the youth to show their abilities in different sports events.