ISLAMABAD (APP)- National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa has planned to add a new section of Mehrgarh 8000 BC to the Heritage Museum. The section was symbolically included in the museum but still there was a need to showcase its traditions in detail to further improve the displays of museum, said Executive Director Lok Virsa, Mazharul Islam while talking to this news agency here. "It is the first state museum of ethnology that presents the history and living traditions of people of Pakistan both from the mainstream and the remotest regions of the country," he said. From Northern Areas to the borders, the museum encourages and sponsors research in the regional languages, cultural history, arts, crafts and all related aspects of folklore including folktales, ethnotechnology, ethnomusicology, ethnological data, history of folk literature and oral traditions of the country. Mazharul Islam said that Lok Virsa is a specialized institute charged with the mandate for field research, collection, cultural studies, cultural documentation, scientific preservation, study of oral traditions, folklore, indigenous cultural heritage and traditional culture of Pakistan. To improve the documentation on various subjects, the research section of Lok Virsa has been made active for preserving the folklore of the country, he added. "It is the prime national institution in the country dealing with both tangible and intangible cultural heritage and the research activities on folk and traditional heritage are the top priority for the institution," he added.