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07 Sep 2010

Ministry of Culture - Government of Pakistan

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for showcasing Pakistani culture at home and abroad through its various organizations:

  1. Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM)

  2. Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC)

  3. National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa)

  4. Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA)


The Ministry of Culture promotes the documentation, preservation, conservation and development of Pakistan’s diverse cultural heritage. Its dynamic cultural policy is committed to manifesting the beauty and the message of peace and harmony intrinsic in Pakistani culture.

The Ministry's primary responsibilities are the promotion of culture and the arts through its attached departments and subordinate organizations. Its activities include the organization of events relating to the visual and performing arts, both locally and internationally; the encouragement of artists and establishment of art/cultural organizations; the maintenance and preservation of archaeological sites and National Monuments; support and regulation of the Film Industry. It is also engaged in Cultural Exchange Programs and Agreements with foreign countries.

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