Antiques, Gems exhibition held in Quetta

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Antiques, Gems exhibition held in Quetta

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Three-day antiques and gems exhibition held in Quetta. A large number of antiques and gems lovers participated in the exhibition. “This reminds us of our past”, Muhammad Zaman Tareen, a young man keenly seeing antiques told Quetta Voice. Like Zaman, scores of people from various parts of the country and province witnessed the exhibition.

A private company had organized the three-day antiques and gems exhibition from November 14 to 16 in the Kasi road area of Quetta city. All antiques including paintings, portraits, dry animals, teapots, old pots, hand-washing steel dishes, sculptures, guns, daggers displayed during the exhibition.

“We have to value these antiques since they have a link with our culture and past”, Raz Muhammad, an aged man at the exhibition said. Quetta is known for antiques and antique lovers. Some antique lovers have turned their homes into museums while collecting antiques and gems.

The government should go beyond statements and protect antiques 

The Balochistan government has also taken a number of initiatives to protect gems and antiques in the province. “Government should go beyond statements and practically protect antiques and gems”, Zaman Tareen demanded.

Apart from antiques, mining of gemstones has been happening for last more than a century in Balochistan, Abdul Majeed, another gems lover informed. He said things have changed drastically over the years; tribal houses govern the mines now and this field has become a difficult place for others to enter.

Gems and antiques can be exported. This will create new vistas of jobs for the people of the country in general and people of Balochistan in particular.

Antiques, Gems exhibition held in Quetta

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