We would like to encourage people from all parts of Pakistan to contribute to the inventorying process that has been officially started across all provinces of the country and the CBI (Community Based Inventory form is available on IAC and THAAP websites & Government websites also. These documents have now been adopted nationwide through consensus […]


THAAP and IAC (Institute for Art & Culture) jointly facilitated the Kalasha communities of the three valleys to prepare the nomination dossier based on the extensive work carried out through 2015 and 2016 preparing the Community Based Inventory (CBI), from which the ICH element of Suri Jagek was selected by the community concerned for nomination. […]

SURI Jagek

THAAP and the Institute for Art & Culture (IAC) would like to congratulate the Pakistani people especially the Kalasha communities of Mumuret, Birir and Rumbur valleys of Chitral for the inscription of Suri Jagek on the Urgent Safeguarding List of the Convention 2003 that is ‘Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.’ Suri […]


The project team of THAAP and IAC included the following: 1. Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal (Head Programs)  2. Ghiasuddin Pir (Project Manager)  3. Tariq Ahmed Khan (Field Manager)  4. Meeza Ubaid (Field Manager)  5. Mehreen Mustafa (Field Manager)  6. Ashfaq Toru (Field Manager)  7. Syed Atef Amjad Ali (Documentary Film Maker)  8. Imran Munir (Field […]


THAAP, established in 2006, is registered as a not-for-profit Section 42 Company with the Securities Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). THAAP is the first and the only UNESCO Accredited NGO of Pakistan. It was decided in the seventh session of the General Assembly of the States Party to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of […]

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