ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui has said that Pakistan will organize International Calligraphy Exhibition this year, aiming to promote the magnificent ancient art of calligraphy and motivate calligraphers to achieve excellence in their artistic endeavours.
While addressing the inauguration ceremony of three-day National Calligraphy Exhibition at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad, Irfan Siddiqui said that prominent calligraphers from different countries will participate in the international exhibition of calligraphy.
The advisor said that President Mamnoon Hussain has directed to devise a mechanism to hold such exhibitions at annual basis for which the division will work out. He said that arranging calligraphy exhibition at international level will also help strengthen Pakistan’s relations with other countries.
Irfan Siddiqui also announced that a chunk of Endowment Fund announced for NHLH division to promote literary and cultural activities will be allocated for the promotion of calligraphy also.
Irfan Siddiqui said that today’s exhibition was aimed at projecting this important genre of art which has its roots in Islamic history and educating the younger generation about legacy of their forefathers.
The advisor eulogized the contribution of those calligraphers who with their innovative calligraphic work have promoted the soft image of the country and earned laurels.