By Sohaib Iqbal

People of southern Punjab celebrated the Sarieki Ajrak Day on 7th March, highlighting their local culture and identity.

The day is celebrated every year starting in 2013 after a Saraiki writer promoted the idea of celebrating local culture. The main event was held at the Multan Arts Council where the stalls had also been set up to display arts and crafts of southern Punjab.

Former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani also joined the celebration and put on the traditional ajrak.


Stall of blue pottery



Sohaib Iqbal is working with Pak Voices as a citizen journalist from southern Punjab region. 

All photos by the author