PM approves setting up of calligraphy institute


KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved the setting up of the National Institute of Calligraphy. This was stated by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui.

He was talking to media after the inauguration of a calligraphy exhibition at Frere Hall here on Saturday.

Irfan was of the view that in the past due attention was not paid towards this mode of art. However, he added, the present government was according attention towards calligraphy and the prime minister had approved setting up a national institute of calligraphy.

After consultation with the stakeholders, the work on the project would be taken up, he further pointed out. This, he remarked, would help promote calligraphy and the problems of those associated with this art would also be resolved.

He lauded the holding of the exhibition of calligraphy on Holy Quran and said that more such events should also be organised in the time ahead.

Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi President Ahmed Shah presented the vote of thanks. Besides others, Culture Additional Director Atif Ali and Dr Inamul Haq were also present on the occasion.