Culture, Tourism and Archives

Abdul Khaliq Hazara

Abdul Khaliq Hazara

Minister

Muhammad Asghar Harifal

Muhammad Asghar Harifal

Secretary

About Department

Balochistan Culture, Tourism and Archives Department aim to encourage and support both academic and Physical activities regarding Balochistan Culture and Heritage as well as aim to boost Tourism in this region.

  • The Department of Culture, Archives and Tourism therefore, strives to protect the cultural heritage of Balochistan, both tangible as well as intangible, and promote tourism in the province.
  • Therefore, the role of the department is crucially tailored to meet present as well as ensuing challenges.

Department Insight

The Department comprises the following:

  • Secretariat (Culture, Tourism, and Archives Department).
  • Directorate of Archives.
  • Idara-e-Saqafat Arts council.
  • Tourism cell.
  • Provincial Library.
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Vision

Balochistan Culture, Tourism and Archives Department seeks to become a center of excellence for the provision of archival, Culture, and Tourism services in Balochistan Province

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Mission

To preserve and promote Cultural and Heritage treasure of Balochistan and to utilize it for promotion of tourism

Objectives

  • The main objective of his department is given bellow
  • To promote Culture activities and to protect and preserve the culture heritage of Balochistan
  • To acquire historically significant official records, books, and rare manuscripts for preserving and making them available to a wider public.
  • To re-structure departmental activities pertaining to acquisition, preservation, and reproduction in line with the current trends and best practices in archival records management.
  • To promote tourism of Balochistan in worldwide and to provide services regarding tourism.

Secretariat

  • Administrative control of attached wings.
  • Implement decisions of the Federal. Provincial Government.
  • Supervise the Federal/ Provincial projects.
  • Develops and implements policies of the Government.

Directorate of Archives

The Department comprises the following:

  • Acquisition/ collection of important archival, cultural and educational resources from various department and district headquarters.
  • Management and reservation of Archival record of the Government.
  • Preserved and managed record is offered for research, administration and planning purpose.
  • Acquisition and preservation of private collections of historical importance, such as important tribal families papers.
  • Acquisition and preservation of oral archives, i.e. collection of sound recording of speeches, interviews of eminent provincial leader.
  • Microfilming of sensitive records of Government and other private records of national importance.
  • Acquisition and maintenance of Government printed material/ publication, newspapers and periodicals.

Archeological Museum

  • To collect, acquire, excavate of archeological and historical relics.
  • To preserve, exhibit, interpret and project the cultural heritage of the province.

Idara-e-Saqafat/ Art Council

  • To promote cultural activities in the province.
  • To highlight Balochistan’s district cultural heritage by arranging exhibition, dances, music and folksongs.
  • To train in folk arts, fine arts, and calligraphy.
  • To setup Balochistan’s pavilion on the occasion like Lok Mela at Islamabad and provincial float 23rd March, Day parade.
  • To conduct national and foreign cultural troupes during their visits to balochistan.
  • To organize stage dramas, and musical shows.

Tourism Cell

  • Promotes and develop tourism in Balochistan.
  • Develops tourism related projects.
  • Develops tourism facilities such as Hotels, Rest Houses and Restaurants.
  • To set up tourist information centers to provide relevant in formation.

library

  • Maintains/ Preserves Books.
  • Maintains a hall of study.
  • Keeps useful books for students.
  • To facilitate readers/ researcher/ students by providing books, magazine, newspapers and reading materials with a view to promoting the culture of knowledge.
  • To exhibit books on special occasions.

Services For General Public

  • Public Library’s all over Balochistan.
  • Cultural Hall in major district.
  • To access Archival data and to help them preserve Archival data.
  • Registration of Hotel, Restaurant, Travel agent and Tourist guide.
  • Helping Artist both financial and physically.

Details of Attached department with complete address and contact details

  1. Directorate of Culture

Noori Naseer khan Culture Complex Spini Road Quetta.

0819213201

  1. Directorate of Tourism

Noori Naseer khan Culture Complex Spini Road Quetta.

  1. Directorate of Archive.

Noori Naseer khan Culture Complex Spini Road Quetta.

+92-(0)81-9213196

  1. Directorate of Archology and Museum.

Noori Naseer khan Culture Complex Spini Road Quetta.

081-9212198

  1. Directorate of library’s.

Provincial Library Balochistan Quetta.

081-9201146

Culture Directorate

  • To promote Culture activities and to protect and preserve the culture heritage of Balochistan
  • To collect folk material and organizing scattered talent.
  • Affording patronage and protection to Art which have been neglected for several decade and dying out.
  • Propagate and project the distinct cultural image of the region by arranging exhibitions, puppet shows, folk performances of music and dance.
  • Training people of the Balochistan in the folk arts and other fine arts.

Achievements

  • Fine arts classes like Planting, Calligraphy, Music, Photography and Theater workshop.
  • Drama, Features, Muscial Show, exhibitions and such other programmes are arranged from time to time which prominently depict art, culture etc of Balochistan.
  • Undertake and comply with assignments given by Provincial and Federal Government from time to time including celebration of multifarious festivals in Quetta and other parts of the country. Besides the Programme enumerated in various Cultural pacts signed between the Government of Pakistan and other foreign Governments to be implemented in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and National Council of Arts which includes sending and receiving Cultural delegations and exchanging exhibition materials.

Tourism Directorate

  • To promote and develop Tourism in Balochistan.
  • To establish the requisite infrastructure for tourism promotion.
  • To develop Tourism related commercial projects
  • To develop Tourist facilities, Hotels, Rest Houses and Restaurants.
  • To set up Tourist information centers to provide relevant information.
  • To develop package tours to various resorts.
  • To organize Cultural shows and programs.
  • Registration of Hotels and Restaurants.
  • Licensing of Hotels & Restaurants
  • Licensing of Traveling Agencies

Achievements

The following hotels, & restaurants and traveling agencies have been registered and an amount of Rs: 1773650/- have been recovered and deposited in the Government receipts for the period July 2011 to March 2012 (9 months):-

Hotel No
Five Star 01
M/s Zaver Pearl Continental Hotel, Gawadar 01
Four Star 01
M/s Quetta Serena Hotel, Quetta.
Three and two Star 05
One Star 161
Total No. of Restaurants Registered/Licensed. 131

Archaeology Directorate

  • To regulate and exercise the powers vested under Balochistan Cultural heritage preservation Act, 2009.
  • To administer and control the affairs of exploration, excavation, preservation, conservation and protection of historical, cultural, anthropological, archaeological, religious and natural sites/monuments, tombs, fortification, graveyards and other antiquities under Balochistan Antiquities Act-2012.
  • To conduct surveys/investigation and researches regarding Archaeological sites and other antiquities in Balochistan and publish it through Research Journals, Books, Booklets, Brochures etc: in print media and disseminate it through electronic media, if it is deemed necessary.
  • To coordinate and collaborate with the universities, colleges and other educational institutions and organizations of the country and abroad having interest in the preservation, protection, exploration and conducting research on the archaeological sites / monuments and other antiquities and regulate these activities..
  • To regulate trade and business of the Archaeological objects, relics and other objects.

Functions

  • To administer and control the affairs of exploration, excavation, preservation, conservation and protection of historical, cultural, anthropological, archaeological, religious and natural sites/monuments, tombs, fortification, graveyards and other antiquities under Balochistan Antiquities Act-2012.
  • To conduct surveys/investigation and researches regarding Archaeological sites and other antiquities in Balochistan and publish it through Research Journals, Books, Booklets, Brochures etc: in print media and disseminate it through electronic media, if it is deemed necessary.
  • To coordinate and collaborate with the universities, colleges and other educational institutions and organizations of the country and abroad having interest in the preservation, protection, exploration and conducting research on the archaeological sites / monuments and other antiquities and regulate these activities.
  • To regulate trade and business of the Archaeological objects, relics and other objects.

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