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IPC Minister lauds preservation of KP archeological heritage

Dr. Fehmida Mirza highly appreciated the efforts of the KP Government to preserve the rich heritage of this region including Sethi House built on 33 marlas in 1884. The construction of Sethi House began in 1835 and was finally completed after 49 years, in 1884.

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Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) here Sunday visited the architectural wonder Sethi House, Peshawar.

She highly appreciated the efforts of the KP Government to preserve the rich heritage of this region including Sethi House built on 33 marlas in 1884.

The house was built by Sethi Karim Bakhsh located at Mohallah Sethian near the historic Ghanta Gar, Peshawar.

The house consists of three portions including a basement, courtyard, and first floor with unique architectural design and woodworks.

The construction of Sethi House began in 1835 and was finally completed after 49 years, in 1884.

Ancestral homes of Bollywood actors in Peshawar

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has set a price to buy the ancestral homes of Bollywood actors, Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor in Peshawar. The houses will be converted into museums by the archaeology department of KP. The KP archaeology department has declared the two houses a national heritage site that is recognized internationally.

The purchase of both houses is estimated to be Rs.24 million which includes the cost of land and infrastructure. The price of Dilip Kumar’s house has been fixed at Rs. 80,056,696, and the price for Raj Kapoor’s house has been fixed at Rs.15 million.

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After the purchase of these two houses, they will be repaired and restored in their original form in two phases. In the last phase, the houses will be converted into museums under the restoration plan.

The ancestral homes of both the Bollywood actors are located in the ‘Qissa Khwani Bazaar’- a ‘Street of Story-tellers’ in Peshawar. Both the actors were born and raised there. However, they moved to India in 1947 before the creation of Pakistan.

APP with additional input by GVS News Desk

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