APP05-28 ISLAMABAD: May 28 – Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui offering dua after inaugurating “PAL Auditorium” at Pakistan Academy of Letters. APP photo by Javed Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (APP):Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Irfan Siddiqui Monday
inaugurated a newly constructed state-of-the-art `Faiz Ahmad Faiz auditorium’
at Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in a ceremony.
The auditorium built on 6,000 square foot land has the
capacity to accommodate 450 persons in its main hall, 400 in basement and 200
each in its two committee rooms.
“This well-equipped auditorium, costing Rs. 90 million, would
prove as a vital source to promote literary activities in the federal capital”,
Irfan Siddiqui said while talking to media after inauguration of the
The project of `Faiz Ahmad Faiz auditorium was lingering for
the last 10 years however work on it was expedited soon after creation of
NH&LH division.
Irfan Siddiqui said literary and cultural activities are indispensible
for promotion of peace, tolerance and generosity among the people.
Advisor to Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui also formally
inaugurated `Calligraphy Gallery’ in a ceremony held at National Language
Promotion Department (NLPD).
Speaking on the occasion, Irfan Siddiqui said this gallery,
displaying exquisite collection of calligraphic art pieces, will provide a
platform for the students of Calligraphy and other artists to display their
work and learn from each other’s experiences.
He said Institute of Calligraphy will play significant role
in preservation and promotion of this ancient Islamic art.
Advisor to Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui also planted a sapling
in the lawn of National book Foundation (NBF).
Meanwhile, the farewell ceremonies were also arranged by PAL,
NLPD and NBF on the occasions where the heads of these institutions and other
staff members highly acknowledged the role of the Advisor for rejuvenating all
these dormant institutions and giving them a new dimension to produce and
promote valuable literature and play role in transformation of the society.