Jashan e Nazul e Quran organised by Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) and Khaana e Farhang Iran commenced on Friday.
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Khan along with Iranian Ambassador Alireza Haghighian inaugurated the event while Naheed Manzoor, Khaana e Farhang Director General Muhammad Akbari, renowned Calligrapher Aftab Ahmed Khan and RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed were also present on the occasion.
Works of renowned Pakistani calligraphers, unique manuscripts of the Holy Quran and Islamic books along with the work of Iranian artists was put on display. An Iranian cultural troupe participated under the leadership of Dr Hyder Ali Zaabt while Quranic art of Astaan Qudas Rizvi Mashhad was also displayed at the exhibition.
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Ahmed Khan said, “The Iran-Pakistan friendship is a strong and everlasting bond.” Praising the Quran he said that the Holy Quran is a complete code of life and holds answers to questions about life after death. He applauded the work of Pakistani and Iranian artists and appreciated the hard work of Rawalpindi Arts Council in imparting training to young generation besides holding cultural, religious and literary activities.
The Iranian Ambassador said that basic aim of the exhibition is to spread the teachings of the Holy Quran among the people. He said that cultural ties between Iran and Pakistan would be promoted and strengthened by the exhibition and which would benefit both the countries.
Naheed Manzoor said, “RAC and Khaana e Farhang Iran are jointly promoting cultural activities from many years which highlight the trust and confidence both the institutions share with each other. Both the institutions are struggling hard for the promotion of their culture in a benefitting manner.”
The participants lauded the efforts made by the heads of the institutions. The Jashan e Nazul e Quran will continue till July 22.