Islamabad - The ongoing photography exhibition, highlighting the significance of cultural preservation in Pakistan, is attracting nature enthusiasts and is also an inspiration for them to travel across the country.

The exhibition, which started here on June 16, at Satrang Art Gallery, also included a book launch to highlight 14 years of US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Pakistan.

Among the photographs displayed on the walls of gallery, one photograph was taken from the prayer hall in the Sunehri Mosque in Kashmiri Bazaar in Lahore built in 1749, which is known for its gilded domes. Preservation work at this mosque was carried out under the AFCP grant between 2010 and 2012.

Another large photograph was taken from the prayer hall in Mohabbat Khan Mosque in Peshawar.

The mosque was built in 1670 and over the years the Mughal-era stucco, plaster and painted decorations required restoration, which was taken up by the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) in Pakistan in 2002-03.

The book launched at the exhibit features stunning photographs of the

18 sites where conservation work was carried out by the AFCP, from Peshawar and Taxila in the North to Uch Sharif, Multan and newest in Makli Hill Sindh.