Karakoram festival kicks off
Three-day Karakoram Festival started here on Friday at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry to showcase diverse cultural, heritage and tourism attractions of the Northern areas of the Pakistan. The Festival organized by the Social Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) project under the framework of Pakistan-Italy Debt Swap Agreement (PIDSA) in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of commerce And Industry and Tourism Development Corporation Punjab jointly inaugurated by Provincial Minister for Industries Chaudhry Muhammad Shafiq and LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari, LCCI vice president Kashif Anwar, Country operations manager and director SEED project Raffele Del Cima, festival director Munir Ahamd, vice chancellor Karakorum University Najma Najm also spoke on the occasion. The festival highlights include a photo exhibition of the researcher and scientist Filippo De Filippi (1913-1914), exhibition of flora and fauna of the central Karakorum National Park, International Mountain Film Festival and a conference to mainstream the natural resources, climatically, geologically and ecologically. stalls of gemstones, woodcraft, agricultural products, tourism monuments, climbing wall, food court and live music from the mountains were a great attraction.