Islamabad, February 24, 2018 (PPI-OT): A three day Art and Culture Festival began at Pakistan National council of the Arts in Islamabad on Saturday. The festival comprises National Artists convention, which was kicked off on Saturday besides the CPEC cultural Caravan which is concluding on Monday. Inaugurated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, the National Artist Convention is being attended by prominent figures from the arts and entertainment industry. On the first day of the convention, panel discussions took place on different genres of art including film, theatre, music, drama and fine arts. Addressing the opening ceremony, the Minister of State said that the convention is aimed at seeking inputs to empower the artists’ community.
She said efforts are being made to promote tolerance and harmony in the society. The Minister of State said that as a result of government’s efforts, security situation has improved and sports activities are reviving in the country. Film industry is also reviving which is a positive development. Marriyum Aurangzeb said as per vision of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, efforts are being made to revive our cultural heritage for promotion of tolerance and harmony in the society. She said that culture and film policies have been formulated in consultation with the provinces and other stakeholders and these will be announced at the concluding session of the three day festival on Monday.
The CPEC cultural Caravan is second part of the three day culture festival. This Caravan, which took Chinese artists on a sight-seeing tour from Xian in China to Gwadar in Pakistan documenting the cultural heritage along the length and breadth of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor will conclude on Monday. Regretting the unfortunate neglect of artist community’s uplift in the past, she said it is time to reap the fruits of a stable and prosperous Pakistan and give our artists the maximum they deserve as they dedicate their whole life serving art.
She said the three-day cultural festival including Artists Convention and CPEC Cultural Caravan will project the real image of Pakistan as a peace loving country rich in art and culture. The CPEC cultural Caravan is second part of three-day culture festival. This Caravan took Chinese artists on a sight-seeing tour from Xian in China to Gwadar in Pakistan documenting the cultural heritage along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. These Chinese artists will take part in the concluding ceremony of the Culture Festival on Monday where they will present their documentaries and short stories.
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Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage
Government of Pakistan
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