The Honourable Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, visited the Balochistan Archives and the Archaeology Directorates on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was accompanied by the Honourable Minister for Culture, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Mir Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Muhammad Hassani, and other dignitaries. The Secretary Culture, Tourism, and Archives, Mr. Sarwar Javed, and the Director Culture, Abdullah Baloch briefed the Honourable guest about the historical records, rare books, handwritten manuscripts, and archaeological antiquities of Balochistan.
Despite the veil of sadness and tension over Quetta city due to recent killings, Balochistan Archives managed to hold a successful book fair and heritage display at Noori Naseer Khan Cultural Complex. We wish to thank all our visitors and patrons for coming to the book fair despite security concerns. Special thanks to Oxford University Press Pakistan for coming all the way from Karachi and to Mrs. Zubeda Jalal, former Federal Minister Education, for her support for this event.