China to provide support for establishing National Museum in capital


ISLAMABAD: China will provide technical support to National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division for establishing state-of-the-art National Museum of Pakistan at the federal capital.

For this purpose, a committee comprising of experts and relevant officials from Pakistan and China would be formed to work jointly on this project.

This was agreed upon by a six-member Chinese delegation, headed by Huang Zhenchun, in a meeting with Advisor to Prime Minister on NH&LH Irfan Siddiqui.

Welcoming the delegation, Irfan Siddiqui said, “China is our second home and the Chinese people are our trustworthy friends.”

Siddiqui appreciated the interest shown by the National Museum of China to provide technical support for establishing National Museum of Pakistan and said that the skills and experience of Chinese experts would be helpful for establishing the museum, for which the foundation stone would be laid early next year.

Earlier, the delegation also met NH&LH Division Federal Secretary Engineer Aamir Hasan.

The meeting was attended by NH&LH Division Joint Secretary Captain (r) Abdul Majeed Niazi, Deputy Secretary Muhammad Bakhsh Sangi, Department of Archaeology and Museums (DoAM) Director (Archaeology) Abdul Azeem and other officials of the division.