soft image of the country to be promoted through cultural exhibitions: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD, 25th August, 2017, State Minister for Information Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that calligraphic exhibitions at international level will help promote positive image of pakistan in the world.

She was inaugurating International Calligraphy Exhibition in Islamabad on Friday as part of celebrations of 70 years of Independence.

The Minister of State said as part of the celebrations, a film festival will be held next month where local and foreign films will be exhibited.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says a Film and Broadcasting Policy will be announced within a fortnight to help promote soft image of Pakistan.

She said Pakistan is peace-loving country but regretted that its image has been affected by the menace of terrorism and there is dire need to highlight Pakistan’s soft image through activities like calligraphy exhibition.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the objective of the exhibition is to show-case rich culture, art, heritage and history of the country.

Adviser to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui gave background of the international calligraphy exhibition and said it will go a long way in portraying soft image of the country.

The four-day calligraphy exhibition is being organized in collaboration with Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Besides Pakistan, art pieces from Morocco, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Indonesia, Bosnia Harzegovina, Spain, Britain, Thailand, Sudan and Jordan are also on display.

Later, talking to media Marriyum Aurangzeb said according to the constitution of the country there should be sovereignty of people.

She said vote of people should be respected.
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